Book an All-Inclusive Hotel in Monterey
If you like to know upfront how much you'll be spending on holiday, opt to stay in an all-inclusive hotel in Monterey. As well as enjoying all the food and drink you could want, all-inclusive resorts usually offer an array of complimentary sports facilities and activities for children. Enabling you to budget for your holiday before you depart means you'll have more cash to splash on days out to Monterey's top attractions.
Family Attractions in Monterey
Staying in an all-inclusive hotel is a particularly attractive option for families as everything you need is in one place. Monterey is teeming with family-friendly attractions, including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which homes 35,000 creatures, from turtles to sharks and sunfish. Families particularly love the 45 interactive exhibits, including petting tanks, where visitors can get up close to sea stars, sea urchins, kelp crabs and much more.
Moments from the aquarium is the Monterey County Coastal Recreation Trail, a coast-hugging paved path, along which visitors can rent bikes, in-line skates and surreys (canopied quadricycles that can seat up to six people). Along the trail, you might spot sea otters and sea lions playing in the surf. Follow the trail up to Fisherman's Wharf, from where you can arrange whale-watching trips and sightseeing boat tours, as well as enjoy a bite to eat in one of the Wharf's many fish restaurants.
Beaches and National Parks
It's worth leaving the comfort of your all-inclusive hotel to discover Monterey's many natural attractions. The region has several scenic national parks, including Pinnacles National Park, Point Lobos State Reserve and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, where you can enjoy cycling, hiking, scuba diving, horse-riding and surfing.
Gloriously unspoilt and free from crowds, Monterey's 13 picture-perfect beaches are great for surfing, wildlife-spotting, diving, sailing - or simply sunbathing and watching the sun set.
Wineries and Golf Courses
For a taste of the high life, swing by Pebble Beach, where you'll find spas, fine-dining restaurants and eight championship golf courses, but if you really do enjoy your wine, get your all-inclusive hotel to arrange a tour of the wineries and tasting rooms.