Mariposa Inn and Suites
Travel Blogs from Monterey
We spent a couple of days enjoying the middle coast of California. We were driving between Los Angeles and San Francisco. This part of the trip was super enjoyable. We did a calm pace and saw some amazing things. It seemed that most of the fun we had, had something to do with water.
On the water - We went on a whale watching trip by the …
Picked the car up from the airport and headed for the Pacific Coast road. Drove along the coast to Monterey.
Stopped off at Cannery Row which has shops & seafood restaurants.
Checked into the hotel late afternoon then went back to Monterey Fishermans Wharf for tea. Watched the sea lions, pelicans & sea otters in the harbour.
06/11/2009 - We left our peaceful b&b and Capitola behind and headed south on Hwy 1 to Monterey, stopping off a couple of times at beaches along the way. The weather was a bit chilly though, and only the surfers were brave enough to be in the water.
We arrived in Monterey, checked into our hotel, The Mariposa Inn, and headed down to …
... ahead of a few people, even still it ended up being a two hour wait :(
James did such a good job driving and we got out of San Francisco fairly easily, it was a bit stressful at first but he did a great job! We drove through San Jose and arrived in Monterey at about 2:30pm.
This afternoon we went to the Monterey aquarium - this is a world-class aquarium so we had quite high expectations, and we weren't disappointed. It ...
... monks and friars during the 1700s. their actions founded 21 missions, or churches, at approximately 30 mile distances - which was one day's horse ride - with the first one in san diego. the road between the missions was called the 'el camino real' or the royal road, parts of which still exist today. the place names of the missions have given this part of california a lasting legacy.
after walking across to cannery row for a second time on the hunt for ...