Things to Do

There are plenty of great things to do in Monterey while staying at the Laguna Lodge, your Monterey Inn. . . .

Listen to Music:

Carmel Bach Festival Monterey Blues Festival
Monterey Jazz Festival Monterey Scottish / Irish Festival And Highland Games

See those Fast and Fancy Vehicles:

Honda Superbike Championship U.S. Sports Car Invitational
Grand Prix of Monterey Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Monterey Historic Automobile Races Councours Italiano
Monterey Sports Car Championship


If you want to take a tour of this beautiful area try Main Event Transportation. Why not play tourist and see old Historic Monterey, Cannery Row, Carmel, Steinbeck Festival, Museums and Galleries, the Carmel Mission, Fisherman's Wharf, play golf at one of the 24 courses or with your movie star buddies at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-AM Golf Tournament. Let the Pacific Grove Historical Society provide you with great information on the former Methodist summer camp that was founded in 1875. Or take the world renowned 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach. Photographic images of the past often provide insights into the character of a town. Check out these virtual tours of our area!


You can dive the depths of the ocean, jump from cliffs in a parasail or hang glider, hop on your horse or on your two-wheeled pedaled steed and enjoy more than 50 miles of awesome trails at Fort Ordwhere the Sea Otter Classic bicycle races are run, jump from planes with Skydive Monterey Bay, just watch them California International Air Showor watch the boys buck on broncs at the California Rodeo Salinas. Kayaking at Elkorn Slough and on the Monterey Bay can be an uplifting experience. Monterey Bay Kayaks has specialized in natural history tours, classes, rentals and sales since 1985. You can rent electric bicycles for the ultimate wind-in-your face tour at Adventures by the Sea.


Party at the Monterey Wine Festival, visit one of the 46 wineries within driving distance, eat flowers at the Castroville Artichoke Festival.


For Nature Lovers the Monterey Bay National Sanctuary is a great place to see whales on a boat trip, see the sea in a kayak or in huge tanks while safe on shore at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

You can see other water or bird life in tide pools while sleuthing at Elkorn slough on your own or on a guided tour. For land lubbers you may want to walk in the beautiful coastal Point Lobos State Reserve, in the wild Ventana Wilderness or just saunter down the Big Sur Coast. For the lovers of the dainty, the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Pacific Grove offers a wondrous sight from October 15 to February 15 after their flight from Alaska.


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