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5 Things to Do in Monterey This Spring

21 Feb 2023
The purple carpet in full bloom in Pacific Grove

Monterey is a beautiful destination to visit during the spring season. With its mild weather, scenic views, and abundance of outdoor activities, Monterey has something to offer everyone. Here are some things you can do in this gorgeous destination during the spring.


Festivals and Events 

With the weather warming up, it's the perfect time to go outdoors and enjoy some popular events in Monterey. Check out Jazz Bash by the Bay (March 3-5) for some amazing music, Whalefest (March 18-19) for some family friendly fun, the Sea Otter Classic (Apr 20-23) and Trans Am Speedfest (Apr 21-24) for fun at WeatherTech Raceway, and the CaliRoots Festival (May 25-28) for a weekend of reggae, folk, and hip hop.

CaliRoots Festival


Take a Scenic Drive on 17-Mile Drive 

17-Mile Drive is a scenic drive that winds through the beautiful Pebble Beach community. This popular drive offers stunning views of the coastline, forests, and wildlife, and is especially stunning in the spring, with greener landscapes, and sunnier days.


Go Whale Watching 

The spring season is the perfect time to go whale watching in Monterey. During this time, you're able to see dolphins, orcas, gray whales, and humpback whales. There are many whale watching tour options like Princess Monterey Whale Watching, and Discovery Whale Watch right on Fisherman's Wharf!


Go Hiking in Pacific Grove

This charming coastal town is known for its natural beauty and offers a variety of hiking trails that are perfect for spring. Don't miss the stunning Purple Carpet that emerges each spring when the vibrant purple ice plant blossoms. Try the Lovers Point Park trail for stunning views of the Monterey Bay, or the Asilomar State Beach trail for a relaxing walk along the coastline.

Path at Asilomar State Beach
Path at Asilomar State Beach


Visit Monterey's Historic Gardens

Monterey's historic gardens come alive with vibrant colors and lush greenery during the spring. Some nearby gardens to explore include Memory Garden and the Casa Soberanes Garden at the Monterey State Historic Park. Whether you're a gardening enthusiast or simply seeking a peaceful and beautiful escape, Monterey's historic gardens are a must-visit destination in the spring.


Book your Spring Getaway

These are just a few of the many things you can do in Monterey this upcoming season. Whether you're interested in outdoor activities, history, or just relaxing in a beautiful environment, Monterey has something to offer for everyone. To book your spring getaway, visit our website or call us at (888)-222-5851.


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