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Discovery Inn Monterey, California Hotel
Discovery Inn Monterey, California Hotels
Experience the Monterey Peninsula – one of the most admired retreat destinations on the California coast and a heaven of jagged coastal beauty and historic seaside towns. The Discovery Inn hotel of Monterey offers comfortable and convenient accommodations with many excellent amenities at great budget pricing. It is amongst the best economy hotels in the Monterey bay area and offers convenient access to all that beautiful Monterey is known for.
Monterey Tourist Attractions
Our autonomously owned small boutique hotel is located just a short distance away from Downtown Monterey and Del Monte Avenue with easy access to Del Monte Beach across the street. The hotel is located a few miles away from both Carmel and Pebble Beach. Local attractions which are conveniently nearest to the hotel include the Monterey Airport, Monterey Convention Center, Fremont Street in Seaside, Fisherman's Wharf and many more. Nearby outdoor adventures include biking, hiking, golf, whale watching, and more. Our property is steps from fashionable boutiques, appetizing eateries, galleries, attractions, beaches, several shopping centers and many restaurants.
Lake El Estero
El Estero, Monterey, California 93940
Lake El Estero is a citywide park in central Monterey. Originally a salt-water lagoon, its outlets to the bay were cut off because of over flooding. The 24.7-acre (100,000 m2) park has become an estuary to many migrating birds and ongoing improvements have been made into preserving the park. Lake El Estero offers several activities with its baseball diamond, skatepark, and the world famous Dennis the Menace Park. Many parks and attractions have been developed in Lake El Estero to attract both tourists and locals. The most popular of these is the Dennis the Menace Playground.
Old Fisherman’s Wharf
1 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, California 93940
Fisherman's Wharf is a historic wharf in Monterey, California, United States. Used as an active wholesale fish market into the 1960s, the wharf eventually became the tourist attraction it is today as commercial fishing tapered off in the area.
Fisherman's Wharf was built by the Pacific Coast Steamship Company in 1870 for the loading and unloading of passengers and goods. The wharf was also used by other commercial operations, and the city of Monterey took ownership in 1913. The wharf was expanded through 1920.
The Wharf was constructed in 1926. After World War II, the sardine population in Monterey Bay collapsed. With the fall of the fishing industry, Old Fisherman's Wharf reoriented its business focus toward tourism.
Fisherman's Wharf is now lined with great seafood restaurants ranging from casual, open-air clam bars and fish and chip shops, to formal indoor dining with incredible views of the bay. Along with Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf is one of the few areas in Monterey that sells souvenirs, so the restaurants are interspersed with gift shops, jewelry stores, art galleries, and candy shops. Whale watching tours and fishing trips leave from the wharf, and sea lions often sleep on the pilings and are seen frolicking in the water.
Old Fisherman’s Wharf is a short 10 minute walk from The Stage Coach Lodge.
649 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
Cannery row in on the waterfront in Monterey, California. The lane is lined with sardine canning factories that have not been used for that purpose since 1973. Today, Cannery row consists of hotels, restaurants, and souvenir shops which attract millions of tourists every year. On the north end of Cannery Row is the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the most popular destination on Cannery Row.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is located on the former site of a sardine cannery on Cannery Row of the Pacific Ocean shoreline in Monterey, California. The Aquarium is located in the Lighthouse district of Monterey only a short drive from the Stage Coach Lodge. The aquarium actually leverages actual sea water via high circulation of fresh ocean water which is obtained through pipes which pump it in continuously from Monterey Bay creating an amazing test tube of sea life on exhibit for all to see.
17 Mile Drive
17 Mi Drive, Pacific Grove, California 93950
The 17 Mile Drive is a scenic road that meanders through Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach, California, much of which winds along the Pacific coastline and passes through world famous golf courses and amazing mansions. The 17-Mile Drive is actually only 9.6 miles (15.4 km) long, between the entrances at California State Route 1 and Sunset Drive.
Pacific Grove Art Center
568 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, California 93950
Since 1969, Pacific Grove Art Center has been a community based nonprofit seeking to enhance art appreciation and encourage the creation of art. With the desire to have art available to everyone, PGAC has held low cost classes, free exhibits, and offered reduced rent for artist’s studios for over 40 years. Emerging to established artists are professionally shown in our historic galleries, and large group shows can provide the first step into the art world for many. Through generous donations, grants, and hundreds of volunteered hours, the Art Center continues its mission today.
Lovers Point Park
630 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, California 93950
Lovers Point Park is located at the foot of 17th Street, and is a landscaped community park of 4.4 acres. It is used for picnicking, fishing, swimming, water sports, and surfing.
Monarch Grove Sanctuary
250 Ridge Rd, Pacific Grove, California 93950
Each October, a great many butterflies make a stop in a Pacific Grove eucalyptus woods, the favored Monarch butterfly natural surroundings, amid their relocation to hotter atmospheres. The butterflies hang in bunches from eucalyptus branches to keep up body temperature, and the subsequent impact is shocking. Guests originate from miles around to take Monarch butterfly visits throughout the sanctuary.
Pacific Grove Golf Links
77 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, California 93950
Northern California, and the Monterey Peninsula in particular is a golf mecca, and Pacific Grove Golf Links offers the most affordable golf experience on or near the Pacific Ocean. The entire back nine offers breathtaking views, and is adjacent to the famous 17 Mile Drive.
Carmel, Carmel by the Sea, California 93921
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often called simply Carmel, is a small city in Monterey County, California which is situated on the Monterey Peninsula. The small town is known for its natural scenery and rich artistic history and scenic coastal beauty. Early City Councils were dominated by artists, and the town has had several mayors who were poets or actors, including Herbert Heron, founder of the Forest Theater, bohemian writer and actor Perry Newberry, and perhaps its most famous mayor in actor-director Clint Eastwood, who was mayor for one term, from 1986 to 1988.
Asilomar Conference Grounds
800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove, California 93950
Take a deep breath and settle in for a time of serene relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation. Celebrated as Monterey Peninsula's "Refuge by the Sea" - Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds is a breathtakingly gorgeous 107 acres of ecologically diverse beachfront land.
Point Pinos Lighthouse
80 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove, California 93950
Point Pinos Lighthouse is the oldest existing lighthouse on the West Coast and is listed with the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. We believe the lighthouse is a fascinating part of California's history and provides a unique perspective into life on the Monterey Peninsula over 150 years ago.
Laguna Seca Raceway
1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Monterey, California 93940
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (previously known as Laguna Seca Raceway) is a paved road racing track used for both auto racing and motorcycle racing, originally constructed in 1957 in between Salinas and Monterey, California, USA off of highway 68.
Pebble Beach, California 93953
Pebble Beach has seven public and private 18-hole golf courses. Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Links at Spanish Bay, and Spyglass Hill are owned by the Pebble Beach Company and are all public courses. Poppy Hills is also a public course. Private courses located at Pebble Beach are Cypress Point Club and the private Monterey Peninsula Country Club's two courses, the Dunes Course and the Shore Course. The Pebble Beach Company also owns a nine hole par-3 course in Pebble Beach called the Peter Hay course, and Del Monte Golf Course a few miles away in Monterey, which is the oldest continuously operating course in the Western United States.