If you’re in the mood for a road trip to one of the most scenic getaways along California’s coastline, look no further than Monterey.
Monterey is also steeped in history. California’s first (and still operating) theater is located in Monterey, as is the state’s oldest standing public building. It was at Monterey’s Custom House where Commodore John Drake Sloat of the U.S. Navy raised an American flag in 1846 claiming California for the United States.
In the heart of downtown Monterey, you’ll find shops, restaurants and a wide range of lodging options, from rustic campgrounds to luxurious boutique hotels like Hotel Pacific.
For more on the hotel and how Monterey can help you “grab life by the moments,” watch our story below, airing statewide this week on California Life!