Vacation Inspiration: Monterey County Is Open for Safe Tourism - 510 Families
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Vacation Inspiration: Monterey County Is Open for Safe Tourism

Monterey, Carmel-By-The-Sea, Pebble Beach, and Moss Landing offer miles and miles of California beaches (and overnight lodging that is following current safety guidelines.)

Monterey Tide Pools
Monterey Tide Pools | Photo courtesy

Looking for a short summer vacation? Monterey County welcomes you. We love that you can leave your house in Oakland at 9 am and be on a kayak by 11 am.

Elkhorn Slough
Elkhorn Slough | Photo courtesy See Monterey

The water in this area is packed with otters and other sea life. Years ago, we stayed in Moss Landing and enjoyed a tour of Elkhorn Slough with a guide who showed us exactly where to look for wildlife.  (More details on that pre-COVID weekend trip here >)

Moss Landing
Moss Landing Beach | Photo courtesy Whitney Moss

Things to Do With Kids In Monterey County

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The famous Mission Ranch sheep are super friendly | Photo: Julia Gidwani

Where to Stay near Monterey (Hotels and AirBnBs)

The Monterey Visitors Bureau sent us the following hotel recommendations. Please call to ask questions so that you don’t get disappointed by things such as closed swimming pools or playgrounds. Note that the Monterey Bay Aquarium is NOT open.

AirBnBs near Monterey

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