Other Activities Around Monterey

landscape

The Monterey aquarium—best in the world
Monterey Wharf—pretty touristy
Point Lobos State Park—beautiful views, nice hikes
Big Sur State Park—great drive, nice hikes—plus you get the see the Big Sur Marathon course
Cannery Row—pretty touristy/lots of T-shirt shops
Carmel—shops, galleries and restaurants, and more shops, galleries and restaurants
Carmel Mission—California history
Carmel Valley—nice scenery, wineries
Golf—Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, Cypress Point, Spanish Bay, MPCC—need I say more
17 Mile Drive—just don't hit me if I am out running
Kayak on the bay or on Elkhorn Slough—hire the waterproof gear
Lots of beaches, but it will probably be foggy and 57º