Monterey, California was first settled by Sebastian Vizcaino in 1602. The area was named after Count de Monte Rey, who was the victor of the battle of New Spain at the time. With a population of 29,874 and an average temperature of 66 degrees in warmer months, it’s no wonder people flock to visit. If you and your Monterey charter bus group are having trouble figuring out your itinerary, continue to scroll!
The first stop is an endless stream of stops; we’re taking you and your Monterey charter bus onto the scenic route. The 17 Mile Drive is a bit self-explanatory, but we assure you there’s more to this than just 17 miles of road. This area was first introduced in 1881 and goes through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula. If you’re concerned about going towards the 17 Mile Drive in the wrong direction, don’t be, there are five primary entrances. What can you see along the ride? Shepherd’s Knoll, Huckleberry Hill, Spanish Bay Beach, The Restless Sea, Point Joe, China Rock, Bird Rock, Seal Rock, Fanshell Beach Overlook, and the list goes on and on. Take a ride on the wild or not-so-wild ride and enjoy the scenery.
We know you have to start the day out with a delicious bang, and the only way to do that is to get the most important meal of the day. Lou Lou’s Griddle in the Middle was already beloved by locals for many years but was brought on the map by Guy Fieri when he showcased their fine establishment on his famous show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.” What does this place have to offer? For starters, giant pancakes; customers can be seen in Yelp photos taking pictures of them next to their hands, making the illusion of a tiny hand. Get into their tuna melt or ever-popular monster burger. At Lou Lou’s Griddle in the Middle, there is so much to choose from you could get lost in options. Not to worry; whatever you choose is the right option. Get your Monterey charter bus stop at the place that takes you to Chow Town.
This next place will have you singing the classic tune of “Under the Sea.” Although don’t worry you won’t have to get wet; at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, there are around 320,000 sq feet of exhibits and surrounding area. The structure is magnificent with views of the ocean carefully placed around the building. What can you find here aside from a gigantic space? The Monterey Bay Aquarium has more than 81,000 plants and animals. While there you can enjoy their behind-the-scenes tour, shows and feedings, and rotating exhibits. What’s more, this aquarium was the first to successfully exhibit and release great white sharks, to consistently propagate comb jellies and so much more. Go ahead and have your Monterey charter bus stop at the aquarium that brings nearly 2.37 million people in a year.
Well, if it isn’t the throwback of the century, Dennis the Menace might look different to everyone, considering the era that you saw this little troublemaker in, but one thing’s for sure, through every transformation, the legend lives on. Placed comfortably on Pearl Street, which is near the Monterey Youth Center and the Frank E. Sollecito Jr. Ballpark, the Dennis The Menace Playground Park gave its first reveal in 1956, so, why name the park after this childhood favorite? The comic strip writer, Mr. Hank Ketcham, donated his creative efforts to the city for this adorable spot. Mr. Hank Ketcham wasn’t just the creator; he was known to have put countless hours of good hard labor into the park as well. What can you find at this park? Dennis the Menace-themed rock-climbing wall, tunnels, and suspended bridges, and so much more. If none of this entices you and your Monterey charter bus to live out your childhood again, maybe the view of the bay will help hinder your motivation. Stop on by and be the menace you always wanted to be.
Get creative at this next adventure! The Monterey Museum of Art has been around since 1959 and bases its business around engaging with the community of the past, present, and future. They pride themselves on collaboration and of course art. This museum holds nearly 10,000 works of art in its permanent collection and 10-20 rotating displays a year. What is to be discovered here, aside from what was already mentioned? Apart from the immaculate exhibits and collections, the Monterey Museum of Art holds events like First Friday and the Winter Art Market; make sure to check out their website for many more things to choose from. Get your Monterey charter bus to stop at the Monterey Museum of Art and admire the art or stop on by for an event, you won’t be disappointed.
Now that we’ve got your Monterey, CA stops, don’t “stop” there, you need to lock in those transportation plans. Not to worry about Motor Coach West, it’s easy. Get a headcount and tell us where to take you, it’s as easy as that. Now head out there and enjoy Monterey CA.
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