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5 Must Sees in Monterey During the PMA Foodservice Expo

5 Must Sees in Monterey During the PMA Foodservice Expo

MONTEREY, CA - With the PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo in Monterey just around the corner, AndNowUKnow has you covered for the greatest places to go and things to do in this beautiful beach destination.  Whether you’re looking for indoor or outdoor fun, a taste of the nightlife or just a nice place to unwind, there is something for everyone.  Check out our top 5 things to do in Monterey.


1) 17 Mile Drive, 17 Mile Dr Pacific Grove, CA 93950

This scenic drive boasts amazing views of the dramatic Pacific coastline and famous coastal landmarks like Spanish Bay, Cypress Point Lookout and Carmel Bay. While you're there, make sure to stop at The Lone Cypress, one of California’s best-known landmarks.  The drive runs through Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach. 

17 Mile Drive 

2) The Outdoor Terrace at The Inn at Spanish Bay, 2700 17 Mile Dr, Pebble Beach, CA 93953

For a truly memorable experience while visiting Monterey, check out the outdoor terrace at The Inn at Spanish Bay.  Relax by the warm fire pits with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while enjoying the signature sounds of the famous bagpiper that plays every evening as he follows the Scottish tradition of putting the golf course to sleep.

The Inn at Spanish Bay 

3) Sade’s Cocktails, Lincoln 3SE Ocean Ave, Carmel, CA 93921

For a fun night out, we highly recommend Sade’s Cocktails in Carmel.  With no restaurant attached, this is Carmel’s only bar.  What Sade’s lacks in square footage, it more than makes up for in good drinks and fun atmosphere.  With a closing time of 2am, this bar is great for late night fun.

Sade’s Cocktails 

4) The Carmel Beach and Walkway, Ocean Ave and Scenic Rd, Carmel, CA 93921

The pristine white sandy beach at Carmel is a great place for a picnic, to fly a kite or catch the waves.  While there, make sure to take a trip down the Scenic Road Walkway where you can walk between classic houses on one side and the beach and Carmel Bay on the other.  There are plenty of benches along the way for you to relax and soak in the beautiful views.

Carmel Beach

5) Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

Located right at the edge of the ocean, the Monterey Bay Aquarium offers a window to the marine world and is a great place to bring your family.  While it is home to sharks, jellies, and thousands of other marine animals and plants, the southern sea otters, penguins, and giant octopuses garner the most attention.  This Monterey staple is one you shouldn’t miss.

Monterey Bay Aquarium 


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