Luke’s guidebook to the Monterey Area

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Luke’s guidebook to the Monterey Area

Food scene

Great beers and seltzer served with tacos and nachos to die for. Nachos are served properly with a flat and wide plate to maximize your cheese and toppings. Don't forget to pay for parking and the line to get in can be long. The togo growlers are a great deal.
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Dust Bowl Brewing Co. Tap Depot
290 Figueroa St
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Great beers and seltzer served with tacos and nachos to die for. Nachos are served properly with a flat and wide plate to maximize your cheese and toppings. Don't forget to pay for parking and the line to get in can be long. The togo growlers are a great deal.
Get the cheese fondue and the risotto! They are fantastic. The schnitzel is pretty darn good as well. Reservations are recommended for weekends as they are limited to out door dinning right now.
Lugano Swiss Bistro
3670 The Barnyard
Get the cheese fondue and the risotto! They are fantastic. The schnitzel is pretty darn good as well. Reservations are recommended for weekends as they are limited to out door dinning right now.
A quick walk from the Ocean View down Contra Costa and over to Broadway. Good American style eats and available via Door Dash
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Googie Grill
1520 Del Monte Blvd
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A quick walk from the Ocean View down Contra Costa and over to Broadway. Good American style eats and available via Door Dash
Solid Burrito spot with good prices and service.
Las Cazuelas Taqueria
880 Broadway Ave
Solid Burrito spot with good prices and service.
If you want Latin Groceries look no further. Hidden inside is probably some of the most authentic and tasty Mexican food on the peninsula. Their burrito bowls and carne asada should not be missed.
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Mi Tierra
1000 Broadway Ave
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If you want Latin Groceries look no further. Hidden inside is probably some of the most authentic and tasty Mexican food on the peninsula. Their burrito bowls and carne asada should not be missed.
Best Thai food in the area. Order it to go and be happy.
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Baan Thai Restaurant
1760 Fremont Blvd
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Best Thai food in the area. Order it to go and be happy.
Currently open Tuesday - Sunday, Post no bills keeps a large variety on tap and even more in the fridges. Perfect place to pick up a bottle or a pint before heading to the beach or checking out the murals.
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Post No Bills Craft Beer House
600 Ortiz Ave
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Currently open Tuesday - Sunday, Post no bills keeps a large variety on tap and even more in the fridges. Perfect place to pick up a bottle or a pint before heading to the beach or checking out the murals.
Good food and drinks, great decor over in the Del Monte Center
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Lalla Grill
1400 Del Monte Center
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Good food and drinks, great decor over in the Del Monte Center
Great tiki drinks and fantastic apps. The pulled pork sliders are amazing.
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Hula's Island Grill
221 Cathcart St
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Great tiki drinks and fantastic apps. The pulled pork sliders are amazing.
Great place for brunch after walking cannery row
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First Awakenings
300 David Ave
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Great place for brunch after walking cannery row
Great place for breakfast before fishing or boating. Get there early as it is a small place and fills fast.
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Loulou's Griddle In the Middle
Municipal Wharf 2
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Great place for breakfast before fishing or boating. Get there early as it is a small place and fills fast.

Sightseeing

The biggest boat on the bay with a fantastic crew. They seem to have the best luck locating the largest amount of whales and with a 100ft long boat you are less likely to be feeding the fishes. I highly recommend getting the upper deck pass, it is worth the extra $20
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Princess Monterey Whale Watching
96 Fishermans Wharf
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The biggest boat on the bay with a fantastic crew. They seem to have the best luck locating the largest amount of whales and with a 100ft long boat you are less likely to be feeding the fishes. I highly recommend getting the upper deck pass, it is worth the extra $20
Great views and a good place to stop on your big sur trip when it is open. The Rocky Point Bridge just beyond the restaurant is actually a better photo op than the more famous Bixby Bridge just down the high way. Can you find the spot where you can make it look like you are holding up the bridge?
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Rocky Point Restaurant
36700 CA-1
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Great views and a good place to stop on your big sur trip when it is open. The Rocky Point Bridge just beyond the restaurant is actually a better photo op than the more famous Bixby Bridge just down the high way. Can you find the spot where you can make it look like you are holding up the bridge?
Biking in Monterey is awesome check out the top ten Bike Rides in the area. Bring your bikes or rent them from a local shop. https://www.seemonterey.com/things-to-do/attractions/bike-rides/
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Monterey Bay Coastal Trail
Monterey Bay Coastal Trail
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Biking in Monterey is awesome check out the top ten Bike Rides in the area. Bring your bikes or rent them from a local shop. https://www.seemonterey.com/things-to-do/attractions/bike-rides/
There are several places to rent a Kayak or talk to your host about renting one of his paddle boards. Explore the kelp forest and harbor here in Monterey
Kayak Rentals & Tours
299 Cannery Row
There are several places to rent a Kayak or talk to your host about renting one of his paddle boards. Explore the kelp forest and harbor here in Monterey

Beaches

This beach also known as Breakwater or Breakwater cove is probably one of the most scuba dived places on the planet. Almost everyone certified in Northern California has been certified here. There is always something new to see even if you have dived it hundreds of times.
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San Carlos Beach Park
100 Reeside Ave
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This beach also known as Breakwater or Breakwater cove is probably one of the most scuba dived places on the planet. Almost everyone certified in Northern California has been certified here. There is always something new to see even if you have dived it hundreds of times.
Macabee Beach is another great dive site full of the pipes and anchors and other left overs of the cannery's and fisheries of yesteryear. The Kelp Room of The Ocean View is modeled after diving this site.
McAbee Beach
1 Hoffman Ave
Macabee Beach is another great dive site full of the pipes and anchors and other left overs of the cannery's and fisheries of yesteryear. The Kelp Room of The Ocean View is modeled after diving this site.
Good diving here, take a 120 heading and follow it out to see some great rocky reef. Sadly lots of urchins here, but still lots to see.
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Lovers Point
631 Ocean View Blvd
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Good diving here, take a 120 heading and follow it out to see some great rocky reef. Sadly lots of urchins here, but still lots to see.

Neighborhoods

Grab a beer at Post No Bills and walk over to Redwood Ave to take in the 4 Murals painted on the buildings in October, Make a left down Contra Costa to see the 2 other Murals at the corner of Elder and Contra Costa, then walk down elder to Olympia and get a bite at Elana's Bakery. See why Sand City is the heart of the Monterey Area art scene
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Sand City
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Grab a beer at Post No Bills and walk over to Redwood Ave to take in the 4 Murals painted on the buildings in October, Make a left down Contra Costa to see the 2 other Murals at the corner of Elder and Contra Costa, then walk down elder to Olympia and get a bite at Elana's Bakery. See why Sand City is the heart of the Monterey Area art scene

Art Gallery

This is the perfect turn around point for your trip to Big Sur, far enough down you don't miss out on any beauty but close enough you don't loose your whole day unless you want to. Often staffed by the Hawthorne family, see some of the best contemporary art being made today.
Hawthorne Gallery
48485 CA-1
This is the perfect turn around point for your trip to Big Sur, far enough down you don't miss out on any beauty but close enough you don't loose your whole day unless you want to. Often staffed by the Hawthorne family, see some of the best contemporary art being made today.

Animal Encounters

The Monterey Zoo while smaller than others has a great collection of very active animals. They have elephants, tigers, lions, bears and oh my! Good two hour trip, with lots of animals who will interact with you. Friendly staff and easy parking. Weekdays are best, hours are from 10am-3pm.
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Monterey Zoo
400 River Rd
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The Monterey Zoo while smaller than others has a great collection of very active animals. They have elephants, tigers, lions, bears and oh my! Good two hour trip, with lots of animals who will interact with you. Friendly staff and easy parking. Weekdays are best, hours are from 10am-3pm.
Visit the sea lions and see them up close (but not too close), free except for parking. Walk along the beach to see the otters playing in the kelp or rent a kayak or paddle board to go get an up close look.
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Coast Guard Pier
100 Lighthouse Ave
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Visit the sea lions and see them up close (but not too close), free except for parking. Walk along the beach to see the otters playing in the kelp or rent a kayak or paddle board to go get an up close look.
When this re-opens there is no better place to take your little ones. Good for ages 2-12 with lots of rides and fun. Great petting zoo as well.
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Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
3050 Hecker Pass Hwy
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When this re-opens there is no better place to take your little ones. Good for ages 2-12 with lots of rides and fun. Great petting zoo as well.

Scuba Diving

All the things needed to experience the best diving the bays have to offer
Give the folks at Aquarius a call and let them know you are staying at the Ocean View. Two Air fills are included with your stay, just ask them to punch the Ocean View card. (831) 375-1933
Aquarius Dive Shop
2040 Del Monte Ave
Give the folks at Aquarius a call and let them know you are staying at the Ocean View. Two Air fills are included with your stay, just ask them to punch the Ocean View card. (831) 375-1933