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The big draw in Monterey and Big Sur is the spectacular natural beauty. Whether you're coming to visit the aquarium, play golf, or laze the day away, nearly every activity on the peninsula is inspired by the scenery. The local pace reflects this: Come nightfall, the sidewalks roll up, so plan to get an early start. Note that the major sights in the area are spread out; driving between Monterey and Big Sur takes 45 minutes with no traffic, more during rush hour or on holiday weekends.

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Kayaking, Monterey

Monterey Bay supports one of the world's most diverse ecosystems and spans a whopping 5,300 square miles. A National Marine Sanctuary since 1992, it's an...more

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Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey

This aquarium is one of the best in the world, and the top reason to visit touristy downtown Monterey. Press your nose against the glass of a million-gallon...more

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