When you have a couple of spare days after you have checked out the sights of San Francisco hire some fancy wheels, jump in the car and head to Monterey Bay. Anna Humphries is the Team Leader for our Flight Centre store at Queens Plaza in Brisbane, below is her story on Monterey Bay.
With 3 days up my sleeve in San Francisco and no locked in plans I decided to hire a car and head to the sleepy town of Monterey Bay, with the hope of exploring the region and catching a glimpse of my childhood idol Clint Eastwood who for part of the year calls the bay home.
Originally home to an extensive fishing industry Monterey is now well established on the tourist route and a must for those taking the time to drive up the Californian coast. With bags unpacked I headed out into town to see what was on offer. With advice from the local tourism office I spent my first afternoon in the Monterey Bay Aquarium a stop that I would recommend to everyone visiting Monterey Bay.
The next day my goal was to take my car up to the Pebble Beach Golf Links. a must for any keen golfer the chance to look over the 8th with a beautiful bay running the length of the hole. Settling for a coffee in the club house I jumped back in the car and headed off along 17-mile drive and my goal of meeting Clint Eastwood. This beautiful drive links Monterey Bay with Carmel-by-the-Sea another sleepy seaside village. Taking in some beautiful scenery and some of the most prestigious homes in Northern California I found myself backing up traffic on every bend as I tried to grab the picture that took in all the beauty of the area.
With my time running out and the drive back to San Francisco ahead of me, I took my last morning very casually heading out early for a walk along the bay, to watch the boats float past and many sea lions play in the waters below the Fisherman's wharf.
Thinking about heading to San Francisco or checking out the Californian coast? Contact Anna for more information on 1300 148 410.