14 Best Things to Do in Monterey with Kids

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The Monterey Peninsula, a scenic stretch of coastline and pine forests, is surrounded by Monterey Bay to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and Carmel Bay to the south.  Waves crash with a fierce splendor on these rocky shores, and colonies of sea lions sunbathe on the flat tops of boulders.

In Monterey, you and your kids will enjoy natural reserves, scenic drives, shoreside trails, cycling, and beaches that deliver classic California coastal landscapes. You can also visit a world-class aquarium, golf in Pebble Beach, browse art galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea, and shop for take-home treasures in Monterey and the surrounding towns.

Here are 15 of the best things to do in Monterey with kids.