Things to Do in Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach … And Beyond

The scenic Monterey Peninsula offers a wealth of fun and fascinating activities to fill your days – and nights while visiting the Jabberwock Inn. We are located four blocks above Monterey Bay, famous Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Below you will find ideas and links to help you plan your stay. We are here to help you with reservations, maps and any other details that will make your time with us the best that it can possibly be!

There are a wealth of excellent restaurants that are walking distance from the Inn. Some are a short drive away. A few involve a longer, but well worth it, drive. Rick & Suzanne’s favorites are highlighted in green!

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5-Days on the Monterey Peninsula!

There is so much to see and do in the Monterey area that you could easily explore it for a week and then come back for more.

We have curated a 5-day itinerary from which you can pick and choose depending on how much time you have.

We are here to help with anything that will make your adventure in Monterey more enjoyable.


Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf
Fisherman’s Wharf is situated on the pristine Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, in the heart of downtown Monterey, CA.

Monterey Bay Aquarium
All you need to know to plan your aquarium visit, including hour, prices, maps, online tickets and more! Also available live web cams from various areas of the aquarium. » HOURS & TICKETS

 The magnificent Monterey Peninsula has been called the greatest meeting of land, sea and sky, and is recognized as an ideal vacation and business destination.

Cannery Row
One of America’s most famous streets, it was popularized by Nobel and Pulitzer award winning author, John Steinbeck.

Monterey Peninsula & Pebble Beach Golf
Just mentioning the Monterey Peninsula conjures up images of golf on some of the most prestigious and challenging courses in the world. Each major city has several courses, making tee times easy to get for the most part.

Point Lobos State Park
People come from all over the world to see and walk this wonderous park. Just 15 minutes away, at the gateway to the fabulous Big Sur Coast.

The Big Sur Coast
This famous drive begins just 15 minutes away on Highway 1 South.

More Places to Go!

  • There are over 30 World-Class Golf courses on the Monterey Peninsula.
  • The Steinbeck Center, located in Salinas, is a 30 minute drive.
  • Hearst Castle is an easy day trip, a beautiful 2 1/2 hour drive along the Big Sur Coast.

Not to be missed!

17- Mile Drive in Pebble Beach: A truly photogenic journey that winds through the Cypress and Pine Trees past multi-million dollar homes (we’re talking $15 – $20 million), past world famous golf courses and ultra-high end hotels. The best part is the outermost section along the ocean with beautiful vistas and markers for special points of interest. This scenic tour featuring the Lone Cypress, Spanish Bay, and world class Pebble Beach golf resort is not to be missed. This tour can be done at your leisure from the comfort of your own car! There is a fee at the gate which includes a map with directions.

There are several gateways to 17 Mile Drive including in Pacific Grove off of Hwy 68; in Carmel off of San Antonio Road and in Pebble Beach off of Hwy 1 at the Hwy 68/Pebble Beach exit.

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