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Cannery Row

With its picturesque charm and colorful history, Cannery Row captivates visitors from all over the world. The unique appeal of this fabled street is what makes Cannery Row the most popular vacation destination on California’s Central Coast. With enticing restaurants and captivating boutiques, Cannery...

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Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary

Pacific Grove has one of the largest monarch overwintering sites in America and the largest population of overwintering monarchs in Monterey County for public viewing. Pacific Grove is a minute drive from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and minutes from Carmel-by-the-Sea. The Monarch Sanctuary is located at

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Monterey Bay Aquarium

The once-operational sardine cannery has been transformed into a premier attraction along the historic Cannery Row in Monterey. It now features an impressive collection of over 35,000 sea creatures, representing a staggering 550 marine species. Must-visit highlights encompass the awe-inspiring three-

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MY Museum Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum is a playground for the mind. The museum was developed in 1997 to provide an environment where curiosity and creativity flourish, while both children and adults learn together through experience. After a successful capital campaign and move in 2008, Monterey County Youth Museum (MY Museum)

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National Steinbeck Center

The National Steinbeck Center is a museum and 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Salinas, CA that honors Nobel prize winning author John Steinbeck. The National Steinbeck Center houses a variety of artifacts, first edition Steinbeck books, newspapers, and interviews pertaining to John Steinbeck in its

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Old Fisherman's Wharf

A trip to the picturesque Monterey Peninsula would be incomplete without a visit to Old Fisherman's Wharf in downtown Monterey, which was constructed in 1845 to serve as a hub for both passenger and freight services. Revered as the "Monterey Bay Whale Watching Capital of the World™" and a premier

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The Sunset Center

Sunset Cultural Center, Inc. (SCC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that was formed in October of 2003 to manage the historic Sunset Center. What began as a public school in 1926 has been transformed into a state-of-the-art performing arts center with an intimate 718 seats, stunning gothic architecture...

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