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A weekend getaway in Monterey

Monterey is a beautiful coast city in California, a perfect choice for either a day trip or a weekend getaway. It is best known for its beautiful coastline and from the many John Steinbeck novels which are set here.

If you are not already in San Francisco, the first thing to do when planning a getaway in Monterey is to look for flights to San Francisco . Also, book one of the cheap hotels in Monterey ahead of time and don’t forget to rent a car. The easiest way to get to Monterey from San Francisco is by driving.

With the logistics out of your way, it’s time to look at the things to do in Monterey . You can explore the city’s history, check out the museums or spend a day in nature. For the more romantic types, sailing the Monterey Bay at sunset is an excellent activity. If you travel with the kids, don’t miss the aquarium and watching the sea lions in their natural habitat.

Total budget for such a vacation? If you fly from NYC in mid-November, expect to pay from $310 per person for a return flight. Room rates at cheap hotels in Monterey start at $39 per night and include breakfast. Make sure to account for the car rental, the rest of the meals and entrance fees to the attractions. You may also plan to do some shopping while you are here.

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