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City GuideWhy Californians Should Visit Monterey in September

Why Californians Should Visit Monterey in September

Monterey, a gem on California’s central coast, is a must-visit destination, especially in September. Here’s why:

  1. Perfect Weather: September in Monterey is a sweet spot. The summer fog has lifted, and the crispness of fall hasn’t fully set in. This means clear skies, gentle breezes, and temperatures that are just right for exploring the outdoors.
  2. Fewer Crowds: While summer months can be bustling with tourists, September sees a decline in visitor numbers. This allows for a more relaxed experience, whether you’re strolling along Cannery Row, visiting the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, or taking a scenic drive along the 17-Mile Drive.
  3. Marine Life Galore: September is a prime time for whale watching. The migration patterns of humpback whales, blue whales, and orcas bring them closer to the coast, offering spectacular sightings. Additionally, sea otters, seals, and a plethora of bird species can be observed in their natural habitats.
  4. Culinary Delights: September is a great time to indulge in the local harvest. With an abundance of fresh seafood and produce, local restaurants offer seasonal dishes that capture the essence of Californian cuisine. Don’t forget to pair your meal with a glass of wine from the nearby Salinas Valley.
  5. Cultural Events: September often hosts various events and festivals in Monterey. From jazz festivals to art shows, there’s always something happening that showcases the rich cultural tapestry of the region.
  6. Natural Beauty: The coastal landscapes, with their rugged cliffs, serene beaches, and cypress groves, are a sight to behold. September’s soft light adds a magical touch, making it a photographer’s dream.

In essence, September in Monterey offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and culinary excellence, all set against the backdrop of the Pacific’s mesmerizing blues. For Californians looking for a nearby escape, it’s an experience not to be missed.

Book your September escape now and receive discounted rates for your stay at Merritt House.

Fall is Coming! We invite you to spend some time with us on the Monterey Peninsula. No matter the interest, we have just about something for everyone. Fall lends itself to a plethora of both indoor an outdoor activities including fine dining, wine tours, scenic hiking trails, bike trails and more.

Had enough hustle and bustle? Slow down and enjoy the cup of chowder at the wharf, or the  dining at one of our exquisite restaurants.

No matter how you choose to spend your time in Monterey, you can count on the comfort and convenience of a stay at the Merritt House Hotel.