This isn't your typical "Home away from Home" ...It's even better!
Take a short stroll down our quaint fishermen's village. Walk to the beach, or to some fine dining and shopping. Tour the Elkhorn Slough Wetlands ! Our slough is best seen on a boat with Elkhorn Slough Safari, on a kayak with Monterey Bay Kayaks, or with an eco-friendly HydroBike from Monterey HydroBikes. Get the best views of rare birds, sea otters, and seals. You can also go whale-watching into the Pacific Ocean with Sanctuary Cruises and Sea Goddess. See dozens of whales, orcas, dolphins and more! In the evening, unwind and enjoy wonderful sunsets.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Learn about different animals and fish by visiting the aquarium. For over 30 years the aquarium has worked to protect the ocean like for the future generations by teaching and inspiring people.
Marina State Beach is a popular place to fly a kite or use a radio controlled glider. Although water activities are not recommended because of the beaches strong current the sandy beaches are a great place to soak up the sun.
Seacliff is known for its fishing pier and concrete freighter called the SS Palo Alto. Although the ship is not safe and closed to the public the beach remains a popular swimming spot. It has a large stretch of sand and covered picnic tables.
The park is located at the foot of 17th street it is 4.4 acres of landscaped park. They have a large lawn area, beach volleyball court, sandy beaches, rocky outcrops, a concrete pier, a restaurant, and a snack bar.