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Take in the oceanfront beauty of Monterey

Come and experience Monterey and its museums, history and art galleries. Renowned for its aquarium, seaside and beaches, this city welcomes all visitors. Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium are just a couple of the must-sees. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Monterey

Are you looking for attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Monterey a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Dennis the Menace Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Monterey County Youth Museum (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Steinbeck's Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Del Monte Golf Course (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Monterey

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, September, October, August and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 69°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Monterey

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Monterey is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Carmel Beach (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Lone Cypress Pine (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Point Lobos State Reserve (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Monterey State Historic Park (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Lake El Estero (0.6 mi / 1 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Monterey

Fly into Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), the closest airport, located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 16.1 mi (26 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Monterey?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 837 house rentals around Monterey. From 546 Houses to 82 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Monterey is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Monterey?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Monterey:

  • Downtown Monterey: 24 vacation rentals
  • Lighthouse District: 57 vacation rentals
  • Cannery Row: 47 vacation rentals
  • Northwest Carmel: 179 vacation rentals
  • Hatton Fields: 183 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Monterey?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Monterey. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium: 554 home rentals
  • Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca: 886 home rentals
  • Monterey Symphony: 884 home rentals
  • San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater: 963 home rentals
  • Monterey Museum of Art: 907 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Monterey listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Monterey?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 546 Houses in Monterey. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Monterey include:

  • Cottages: 82 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 82 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 76 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Monterey?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 95 vacation homes with pool available in Monterey.

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