gant with a king bed and full bath. An alcove area with a queen sofa and wet bar made it feel more like a villa. And to our delight, the three-sided gas burning fireplace provided warmth and ambiance. Exploring the picturesque property is a must. Its heated pool and outdoor seating area with a fire pit are extremely popular with guests when the cool Monterey air settles over the peninsula. Where to Play in Monterey No visit to Monterey is complete without a rendezvous at Fisherman’s Wharf. Since 1845, the pier has seen whaling ships, Navy cutters, and fishing boats by the score. Sea lions bark noisily from nearby rock formations. But undoubtedly, the main reason people flock to the wharf is the fresh seafood. A myriad of restaurants feature crab, lobster, daily catches and the number one food Monterey’s known for–Clam Chowder. Famous author John Steinbeck immortalized the gritty lives of Monterey’s working class in his 1945 novel Cannery Row when this fishing town was the sardine capital of the Western Hemisphere.
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