United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Looking for Monterey Hotel/Itinerary Advice

Jump to last reply

I'm heading to Monterey at the end of March for a work conference. However, before the conference starts, I've got Saturday afternoon/evening and Sunday to myself.

I'm looking for hotel suggestions for Saturday night that are within a safe walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf - as I'll be by myself and plan to stay out a bit on Saturday night. The only catch is that I'm on a budget and can only afford up to $125 or so for a room. I'd prefer a place that has free parking and continental breakfast. Free wi-fi would be a plus. Really, I just need a place to sleep. After that I'll be checking into the Portola for the conference.

Also, if anyone has suggestions for things to do during my short weekend trip that would be great. I'm planning to go straight from the airport to the aquarium on Saturday (do they have free parking?) After that I was thinking about doing the Ghost Tour in downtown. Then I'd like to drive down to Big Sur on Sunday morning for the Pt. Sur lighthouse tour. After that I was thinking about wandering around the area for a bit then heading back up to Monterey to really check out the area. I also have Tuesday evening after the conference to myself for dinner.

It sounds like the 17 Mile Drive isn't a must-see if you're already driving down the coast to Big Sur. If anyone has suggestions for additional things to see/do/eat in the area, or comments on the things I mentioned, I more than welcome them! I'm more interested in seeing the sights/learning history than spending money, so fancy restaurants, shopping and the like are out. But if I've got time I'm not opposed to a hike or a bike ride - so long as they're safe to do on my own!

Thanks!

8 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Queens, NY - Do not go
  2. 2 3 weeks in USA in February -- refined itinerary
  3. 3 Maui - Need a Vegan-Friendly Restaurant Recommendation
  4. 4 Boston, NYC or Chicago for 3rd weekend in March?
  5. 5 Hotel - Caesars Palace OR Signature @ MGM
  6. 6 Tipping advice
  7. 7 Hawaii Rental Cars - Book early
  8. 8 Fort Myers Beach vs Naples Beach
  9. 9 Key West Hotel in January
  10. 10 Seattle hotel recommendation needed
  11. 11 los angeles restaurants
  12. 12 Charleston/Savannah/Asheville, 6 days enough?
  13. 13 West Maui Restaurants
  14. 14 2 or 3 nights in Hana
  15. 15 Denver Airport to Downtown Sheraton--Transportation Options?
  16. 16 Hawaii or Rio for male single traveler
  17. 17 7 things to do under $21 in Las Vegas
  18. 18 Avis Car rental Loss Damage Waiver LDW Fraud
  19. 19 Cheapest, best to get from San Fran Airport to Hotel in Fina. District?
  20. 20 Boston to Ohio, with visits to FDR Home and Fallingwater
  21. 21 Trip Report San Diego Girl's Trip in December
  22. 22 New Hawaii countdown for 2014-15
  23. 23 San Diego Little Italy
  24. 24 Lake Rabun Hotel
  25. 25 Healdsburg tips
View next 25 » Back to the top