Weekend Getaway to Monterey

One of the benefits of living in the San Francisco Bay Area is that we are just hours away from some of the most beautiful places in the world. In just less than a two hour drive, we can have a weekend getaway to Monterey.

Weekend Getaway in Monterey

If you are headed down to Monterey for the weekend, I created a list of some of our favorite places to visit.


Hofsas House
Between 3rd and 4th Ave
on San Carlos Street
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921

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Hotel Abrego
755 Abrego Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Eat + Drink

From Scratch Restaurant
3626 The Barnyard Shopping Village
Carmel, CA 93923

5th Avenue Deli
5th Avenue between San Carlos and Dolores Street
Carmel, CA 93921


Carmel Belle
San Carlos between Ocean and 7th
Across from the Wells Fargo Bank
Carmel, CA 93921

The Whaling Station Steakhouse
763 Wave Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Chart House
444 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

See + Do

Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Lovers Point Park
17th Street + Ocean View Blvd
Pacific Grove, CA

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
Highway 1 + Riley Ranch Road
Carmel, CA

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17 Mile Drive
Driving directions can be found here.

Surprise! See Monterey will be giving away one trip package to Monterey. Included in the package is a two night stays at Monterey Tides, two tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and wine blending at Joullian Vineyards. 

To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is comment below on where you would like to visit in Monterey. See Monterey will randomly select a winner from the comments.


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  1. 10.3.16
    jointhegossip said:

    I was literally just there this weekend and stayed at Hofsas House! It was my first time in Carmel and Monterey and I’m in love! I cannot wait to go back and this time do the Aquarium (we didn’t have enough time). Monterey had the most amazing crepe place – so good!

  2. 10.7.16
    Sunshine and Pearls said:

    I have been trying to convince my husband that Monterey is the perfect place for a babymoon! I love see in dog friendly places on here. I would love to visit the aquarium and do the 17 mile drive!

  3. 10.10.16
    San Jose Food Blog said:

    Hi Lauren! I’d love to try the Wildcoast Restaurant and Sushi Bar. Also, I hear great things about the farmers markets and would definitely check them out. Thanks for posting this giveaway.

  4. 10.26.16
    Katy said:

    Wow! What an amazing giveaway! I’ve been to Monterey twice since moving to California about ten years ago, but both times have been girls’ trips. I’d love to go back with my husband and daughter. I know they’d love the Aquarium and Cannery Row. I definitely want to drive more of the coastline and the 17 mile drive looks like a great way to see so much!

    kcgmorris at gmail dot com

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