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Under $100: Monterey, CA

by Eugenia Lazaris

Feb 23, 2020

Cannery Row, Monterey, California © Mel Surdin | Dreamstime

Destinations / North America

California’s coastal community of Monterey is a place of stunning natural beauty with plenty of ways to spend the day, even on a budget.


Start your morning with a seafood breakfast (because you are on the coast, after all!) at LouLou’s Griddle in the Middle, where you can get a Seafood Rider, an omelet with shrimp, crab, mushrooms and cheese, along with a cup of coffee for less than $20.


Spend your morning roaming through old Cannery-Row at Fisherman’s Wharf, window shopping and checking out the sites. This seafront district of converted canning factories now houses quaint shops, restaurants and bars and is a great way to enjoy the fresh sea air.


For lunch, stop in at Monterey’s Fish House for some classic seafood dishes like a freshly grilled plate of snapper for less than $20.


Spend your afternoon working off the calories at Monterey Museum of Art, where admission is just $10 and you can enjoy roaming the museum’s peaceful grounds and exploring the collections of beautiful artwork.


For dinner, go to Peter B’s Brewpub, where you can enjoy a Seared Ahi Tuna Sandwich and a hard cider for less than $30.


After dinner, you will still have enough money to visit one of the fun bars at Fisherman’s Wharf where you can experience the lively scene.


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