Northern Central Coast (Carmel, Monterey)


Monterey County’s picturesque coastline, natural landscapes, and kid friendly attractions make this region of California the ultimate pit stop for families.

 

Whale Seasons in Monterey Bay:
Spring: Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Orcas and Dolphins
Summer: Blue Whales, Humpbacks, Orcas, Dolphins, Albatross, Mola, Sea Turtles
Fall: Humpback Whales, Orcas and Dolphins
Winter: Gray Whales, Orcas and Dolphins

 

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Top Activities for Kids

In Northern Central Coast (Carmel, Monterey)
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Swanton Berry Farm
25 Swanton Road, Davenport, California 95017

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West Cliff Drive
West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, California

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17 mile drive
2700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, California

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Monterey Bay
Monterey, Monterey, California

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Gizdich Ranch
55 Peckham Road, Watsonville, California 95076

Top Hotels for Kids

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HOFSAS HOUSE HOTEL
3 Rd And 4 Th St On San Carlos, Carmel, California

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz - Capitola
1255 41st Avenue, Capitola, California

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Pebble Beach Resort
17 Mile Drive, Monterey, California

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Coastview Inn Santa Cruz
301 Beach St, Santa Cruz, California

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Seaway Inn
176 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, California

Top Restaurants for Kids

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400 Degrees
Corner of Mission and Seventh Street , Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 92931

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Hula's Island Grill
622 Lighthouse Avenue, Monterey, California 93940

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The Haute Enchilada Cafe and Galerias
7902 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, California 95039

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Carmel's Bistro Giovanni
San Carlos & 5th Avenue , Carmel, California

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Mundaka
7th AVE San Carlos Street, Carmel, California 93921

Top Lists for Northern Central Coast (Carmel, Monterey)

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1. Carmel Beach

Day 1 AM What kid doesn't enjoy the beach. This is a great way to get into the vacation mood right away. Lots of great places to eat, it's hard to go wrong.

2. Carmel Valley Ranch

Check-in to the hotel and let your younger kids catch some zzz's. This is a great place to stay with easy access to all the major spots. Plenty for older kid...

3. Point Lobos State Reserve

Day 1 PM Hike and enjoy the evening sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Fun for all ages. Eat dinner at one of the restaurants in the Barnyard on your way back t...

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1. Cannery Row

2. Carmel Beach

3. Dennis the Menace Playground

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1. Monterey Bay Aquarium

Even though the entrance price is not cheap, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is worth the admission. Do not miss the feeding of the otters, these little animals ar...

2. 17 mile drive

Go to Pacific Grove and start your 17 mile ride towards Carmel. Stop along the way to admire the views and spot animals.

3. Carmel Beach

We often bring a picnic that we enjoy at Carmel Beach.