Ok it's corny but "there are a million things to do in Monterey" every day no matter the season or the weather.
On my last trip it was a bit foggy in the morning, so I headed up to Carmel Valley about 8 miles away. The sun was warming up the valley and it was perfect. I had breakfast at the Carmel Valley Ranch, enjoyed the scenic park like grounds for a while drove another 2 milesup to Garland Ranch Regional Park, and took a short 1.5 mile easy hike through the cottonwood. Then I went back to Monterey where Canney Row was now in full sun.
On a similiar day I could have driven 20 minutes to Jacks Peak hundreds of feet about the ocean and into tthe foothills to see where the pockets of fog were and to enjoy the panoramic view.
Summer can be foggy ...sometimes! The weather forecasters have their hands full as there are dozens of pockets around the coast that are not predictable. So just go and know that no matter the weather, there is never enough time to see it all
Maybe it's a good day for:
Garland Regional Park
Whale Watching Is Extremely Popular In Monterey
Miles Of Almost Private Beach At The New Fort Ord Regional Park
Take A Short Hike At Garland Regional Park
Watch The Sailboats At Fisherman's Wharf
Visit The Historic District And Dine At This Former Monterey Firehouse
Rent A Kayak On Del Monte Beach
Don't Miss The Monterey Bay Aquarium
Practice Your Golf Swing In Scenic Surroundings
Enjoy A Romantic Dinner At Restaurant 1833
Take In The Amazing Beauty
Spend A Day On Cannery Row
Many people come to Monterey the same time each visit. If you not a local, consider returning during the holidays or in the early Fall when the crowds seem smaller and the experience is different from the trip you had in August. Accommodations are usually much more affordable in the off seasons. That is usually when I travel here and I enjoy the experience more.
So ... Do you have a favorite time of the year to come to the coast? Post it on our blog and see what others have to say.