01494 678400
Open 09:00 - 17:30
Enquire
Book an appointment
California

Holidays to Carmel & Monterey

The quaint coastal towns of Carmel and Monterey, on California’s Monterey Peninsula, are brimming with pretty beaches, secluded coves, fascinating local history, indulgent eateries and boutique hotels - all under the watchful eye of the Santa Lucia mountain range, and surrounded by dozens of sensational vineyards dotted throughout Carmel Valley.  

Seafaring Monterey is known across the globe for its pioneering non-profit aquarium overlooking Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, which helps conserve the dense kelp forests and a vibrant marine ecosystem of seals and sea lions, dolphins and whales. Monterey is the place to come to board an expedition vessel led by marine biologists and scour the glittering sea for humpbacks, blue whales, long-beaked dolphins and killer whales.

Back on dry land, every literature-lover should visit the former sardine-packing district of Cannery Row, made famous by local boy John Steinbeck, now a popular hang-out lined with hotels, seafood restaurants and quirky boutiques. Monterey's charming downtown historic quarter offers a slice of small-town Americana, with restored and well-preserved Spanish adobe buildings and 1920s theatres like the legendary Golden State, which has played host to B.B. King and Willie Nelson.

Accommodation

Where to stay in Carmel and Monterey

Weather

Best time to visit Carmel and Monterey

Specialists

Meet our Carmel and Monterey specialists

Aerial shot of Carmel Valley Ranch in California
California
Journeys
Discover the breathtaking beauty of California. Plan the journey of a lifetime today.
Stay in touch

Sign up to our newsletter for the latest news and offers

Cookies
Our website uses cookies. Click accept to receive all cookies or change your cookie settings. You can also view our Privacy Policy to understand more about how we use cookies.
Privacy Policy