It might not be the first place you think of when travelling to California, but Monterey Bay and its surrounding areas offer so much than you’d expect. Here are 21 pictures that will make you want to drop everything and head out West.
The area has been thrust into the limelight thanks to the multi-Emmy nominated HBO show Big Little Lies. We’ll be taking a closer look at how the series was influenced by Monterey, but for now, let’s get our wanderlust on…
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The map above highlights the varied terrain that the area can lay claim to. By American standards, it’s a relatively small location and is easily commutable by road. The airport is well-placed and connected to all the major cities that have regular international flights to and from Europe, as well as beyond.
1. Flying into Monterey Airport
2. InterContinental the Clement
3. Hyatt Carmel Highlands
4. Lovers Point in Pacific Grove
5. View from Lovers Point
6. Kayaking in the Pacific
8. Seals in Monterey Bay, Pacific Grove
9. View of the Pacific
10. Big Sur Coastline
12. Bixby Bridge
13. Monterey Bay Aquarium
14. Sea Life in the Aquarium
15. Carmel Mission
16. Fisherman’s Wharf
18. Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
19. Garrapata State Park Beach
20. Cannery Row
21. Sea Otters!!!
Big Little Lies is released on Blu-ray and DVD from 31 July, courtesy of HBO Home Entertainment
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