California has many regions worth visiting and Monterey is one of them. Enjoying the life on the coast as it once was is just one of the many things that makes Monterey an appealing travel destination. Besides great history, the city has many other things to offer that will make you want to stay a while such as great entertainment options, educational sites for families traveling with children, and a glamorous nightlife for people in all age groups. The city is located about two hours away from San Francisco, but its location makes it unique. If you remember Cannery Row by John Steinbeck, Monterey really is the place where the action takes place. Also Vertigo, one of Hitchcock’s film masterpieces, was filmed here.One of the best parts of about planning a holiday vacation to Monterey is that the weather is nice year round. This means only one thing: that you can travel to Monterey during the off season without having to endure harsh winter days or rainy days in the autumn. Accommodation comes in all shapes and sizes and it should not come as a big surprise to most that the area restaurants are just as varied. Even when the budget is tight, Monterey is a great place to visit since it will not cost a great deal of money. There are many specialties of the area that you should try such as the authentic pastries or customized coffee. If you haven”t heard of the latter, it is time you do, as there are places in Monterey where they will brew a cup of coffee to your specifications instead of pouring it out from a large pot. One of the places to visit as a family is the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is situated on Cannery Row. When you go sightseeing, do not forget the other amazing attractions the city is noted for including Presidio or the Path of History which takes you through all of the prominent historical sites of the city.Nightlife in Monterey is quite vivid, and people come here to relax and have a little bit of fun as they appreciate the wide array of British pubs that cater to all kinds of clientele. If you are just looking to spend a quiet evening out there are also many cozy cafes to unwind in next to plenty of bustling nightclubs where you can dance all night long.Many travelers choose Monterey given it is the ideal place to recharge their batteries. The atmosphere can be low key and relaxed or exciting and vivid, depending on your own choices of how you want to spend your vacation.Once you go to Monterey for a little vacation, you will surely want to go back for a second time, or a third time, or an umpteenth time. Monterey is simply the type of city and travel destination that you cannot simply help yourself from falling in love with due to the gentle lifestyle.