Monterey lies along the Pacific Coast, approximately 2 hours south of San Francisco. The city thrives on tourism and seafood. It's also held a special place in my memory. Since I was young, my family has made trips down to Monterey every year for spring break and summer break. We had annual passes to the incredible Monterey Bay Aqaurium. When we were old enough, my brother and I loved to bike the scenic 17-Mile Drive.
I've been to Monterey and its aquarium more times than I can count, but I will never tire of the stunning views and amazing food. It's one of my favorite road trips and essentially, my home away from home.
There are so many things to do in Monterey, perfect for family trips or just a fun weekend getaway. Here are some of my favorite spots around the wonderful city.