The 6 Best Things to Do In Fall In MontereyMonterey is a wonderful family destination for a weekend getaway or holiday break. Shopping and wine tasting on Cannery Row. Bike rides along the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail. Links style golf along California's most breathtaking coast. Walks to Lover's Point. Postcard views of the Pacific Ocean.
As local insiders, Inns of Monterey has put together our top family activities for fall adventures in Monterey. Grab the kids, pack the car, and head to Monterey.
1. Shopping on Cannery Row
Enjoy shopping and dining at the local shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants along historic Cannery Row. Monterey's waterfront captivates with its colorful history, picturesque charm, and the beauty of Monterey Bay. Cannery Row offers a mix of stores with apparel, gifts, art, food, wine and home décor. Grab a gift for your favorite golfer at the Pebble Beach Outlet Shop on Cannery Row.
2. Taste Monterey
Enjoy the true flavors of Monterey at Monterey. This historic destination offers a mix of waterfront restaurants with the freshest local seafood, steaks, and authentic Italian food with Monterey Harbor views. Stop by an oyster bar and try the best clam chowder in the world.
3. Bike along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail
Enjoy a family bike ride along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail. This paved path hugs the coast and Monterey Bay for 18 miles and offers breathtaking ocean and harbor views. The trail is a fun and safe way to get to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, the American Tin Cannery outlet shopping mall, and Old Fisherman's Wharf, avoiding busy roads and parking.
4. Play Fall Golf in Monterey
Tee off on one of the legendary golf courses in Monterey. The fall weather is perfect and tee times are easier to get. With 26 public and private courses (450 holes) set in one of the most breathtaking places on the Northern California coast, golf in Monterey is a way of life.
Inns of Monterey has an exclusive partnership with The Club at Pasadera, the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Course on the Monterey Peninsula. When you stay at one of our boutique hotels, you can play this private links course through ancient oaks, dramatic hills, and the scenic valleys of Monterey.
5. Whale Watching on Monterey Bay
Experience a whale watching adventure on Monterey Bay. Cruise the rich waters of the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary and see gray, humpback and killer whales in November and December. You'll also spot dolphins, sea otters and pelicans. Fisherman's Wharf offers daily whale watching tours with experienced marine biologists and naturalists. Go in the morning when the bay is calmer.
6. Thanksgiving Dinner at Esteban Restaurant
Gather with family for Thanksgiving dinner at Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. Housed in a hacienda style boutique hotel in downtown Monterey, this modern Spanish restaurant is serving a Thanksgiving plate from November 25th through the 29th with organic roasted turkey, whipped potatoes, gravy, harvest vegetables and home-made pumpkin or apple pie. Dine on the heated outdoor patio of our restaurant or enjoy the thanksgiving 3 course meal at home (To go service available on 26th November only). The house-made sangrias are something to be thankful for.
Fall Holiday SpecialsCelebrate Monterey's 250th Birthday
Escape to beautiful Monterey with the 250th Birthday Special from Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. Stay two nights in a deluxe room with a fireplace at this boutique hotel in downtown Monterey for only $250. This Fall special includes 20% off dining at Estéban Restaurant, serving modern Spanish cuisine, tapas, and house-made sangrias, as well as a Thanksgiving plate November 25 – 29th.
Thanksgiving Dinner To Go From Estéban Restaurant
Don't feel like cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year? Get it to go from Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras in Monterey. Our Spanish-inspired eatery offers a Thanksgiving dinner to go with roasted squash bisque or baby lettuce salad, roasted organic turkey with giblet gravy, whipped Yukon potatoes, harvest vegetables, and traditional stuffing. For dessert, there's apple or pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving Dinner to Go from Estéban Restaurant is only $42 per person on Nov 26th, 2020.