Best Time to Visit California
The Monterey Peninsula is located a hundred miles (160 Kms) south from San Francisco, at the northern extreme of the Big Sur Coast. The landscape, the beaches and several historic sites (namely in Monterey town, an ancient capital of California) make this peninsula a reference in California.
Best time to visit Monterey
When not to go to Monterey
What to visit in Monterey
Hotels, tours and flights to Monterey
Monterey Weather Map
MAIN GEOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES
WHAT TO VISIT IN MONTEREY PENINSULA, CALIFORNIA
Monterey city, Pacific Grove and Carmel, in the south, are the top references in the Monterey Peninsula.
Monterey city offers great examples of old Mexican and Spanish buildings and architecture. Its Path of History connects 37 sites of the Monterey Historic Park.
Pacific Grove presents the visitor with some excellent beaches, cottages and - in the period between November and March - millions of Monarch butterflies, seeking winter refuge in the region.
Carmel, in the south side of Monterey Peninsula, presents an amazing landscape, several museums, many art galleries and some top beaches.
Map of Monterey Peninsula:
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BEST TIME TO VISIT MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Summer is the high season in Monterey, with throngs everywhere. November through April is the off-season period.
Accommodation prices follow the arriving of crowds: they are much higher in the summer period.
Mid seasons (or even Winter) are good periods to visit Monterey if you don't intend to practice any outdoor sport. See Monterey Weather Map, for details on rain, humidity and temperatures (temperatures in Monterey are relatively constant year round, without big extremes, but there is a persistent cool breeze and many foggy days; due to the influence of the sea, temperatures in inland places as Salinas or Carmel Valley can be 15 or 20º Fwarmer (in summer) or cooler (in winter) than those in Carmel and Monterey).
HOTELS, TOURS AND FLIGHTS TO MONTEREY
Hotels and nightlife is largely centered in Monterey, and not in Pacific Grove or Camel.