When you make your plans for Memorial Day travel this year, remember that the roads will be packed. An easy drive of 2-3 hours allows you to spend more time relaxing and less time behind the wheel and also cuts down on your fuel costs. A Monterey Beach hotel stay may be the perfect trip for you this year. Not only do you spend less on gas when you travel to Monterey, but while you are here you can simply park your car and walk to all of the destinations most popular beaches and attractions. Monterey beaches like San Carlos beach and McAbee Beach are just steps away from our hotels. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is withing easy walking distance to each of the Inns of Monterey. And shops, restaurants and even a movie theater are all nearby too. The Inns of Monterey offer several great Monterey beach hotels to choose from including ocean front Monterey Bay Inn and Spindrift Inn. For a more budget friendly selection, the Best Western Plus Victorian Inn is just two blocks away from monterey beaches. The folks at Smarter Travel and AAA have listed 5 more ways to reduce your gas expense while traveling. Read about them here and be sure to post your gas saving travel tips in our comments section.