Vacation Inspiration: Monterey County - 510 Families
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Vacation Inspiration: Monterey County

Monterey, Carmel-By-The-Sea, Pebble Beach, and Moss Landing offer miles and miles of California beaches alongside many tourist-friendly attractions, such as the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Monterey Tide Pools
Monterey Tide Pools | Photo courtesy SeeMonterey.com

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 trip here >)

Moss Landing
Moss Landing Beach | Photo courtesy Whitney Moss

Things to Do With Kids In Monterey County

Mission Ranch 39
The famous Mission Ranch sheep are super friendly | Photo: Julia Gidwani

Where to Stay near Monterey (Hotels)

VRBOs near Monterey

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