What to See in Monterey, California

The best days in Monterey are picture perfect: It’s no wonder that so many artists have been inspired to paint this land- and seascape. Here are recommended sights including the must-see Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Visiting Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument comprises acres of staggeringly beautiful redwood forest nestled in Marin County. Here’s information on getting there as well as recommended nearby food and accommodations.

Esalen: An Advanced California Experience

The Esalen Institute is known throughout California as the home of Esalen massage technique, a forerunner and cutting-edge player in ecological living, and a space to retreat from the world and build a new and better sense of self. Visitors journey from all over the state and beyond to sink into the haven that’s sometimes called “The New Age Harvard.”

The 3-Day “Best of San Francisco Tour”

San Francisco may only be roughly seven miles long and seven miles wide, but it packs in historic neighborhoods, one of the West Coast’s most iconic landmarks, and dozens of stomach-dropping inclines within its small area.

The Best San Francisco Walking Tours

The best way to see San Francisco is to get out and take a walk. You can find dozens of companies offering walking tours of different parts of the City. Here are a few of the best and most interesting.

Visiting the Point Reyes National Seashore

The Point Reyes area boasts acres of unspoiled forest and beach country. Get info on the park’s visitor centers, its historic lighthouse, as well as how to get there for those seeking a day trip from San Francisco.

Touring Fabulous Hearst Castle

Interested in visiting Heart Castle? Even the most jaded traveler can’t help but be amazed by the beauty and opulence that drips from every room in this remarkable house. Learn more about the history of the mansion and your five tour options, including the Evening Museum Tour and the Grand Rooms Museum Tour.