About Monterey, California
The city of Monterey lies along the rugged central coast of California. Novelist John Steinbeck immortalized this former sardine packing town known as Cannery Row. A combination of land and water make up the 8.466 square miles of Monterey, which holds an excess of 27,800 people. Monteret is home to the annual Monterey Jazz Festival, as well as many other activities.
Popular Destinations in Monterey
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Monterey? Underwater and interactive exhibits, plants, and aquatic animals; bars, restaurants, gift shops, and more await the West Coast traveler. Some of the most popular attractions are listed below:
Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio: Still an active parish, the mission houses not only the Basilica Church but five museums as well. Originally built in 1797, Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio was restored in 1934. Unlike most other missions in the area, this one has maintained its square courtyard.. The building’s history centers around previous Spanish dominance as well as the fact that it is the burial tomb of Serra, who, in 1988, was canonized by Pope John Paul II.
Monterey Museum of Art: This art museum utilizes two separate locations. Monterey Museum of Art – La Mirada changes its exhibits regularly and is housed in a breathtaking historic mansion. The grounds consist of a rose garden and lush greenery. The Monterey Museum of Art – Pacific Street is a stark contrast to its sister location with artists including Edward Weston, William Ritschel, Armin Hansen, Ansell Adams. This museum features contemporary art, photography, paintings, and early American collections native to California. In total, eight galleries occupy the Pacific Street location.
Point Lobos State Reserve in Carmel: Both scuba divers and hikers are drawn to this area for the whale, seal lion, seal, and otter sightings. Photographers can take advantage of the meadow and ocean views over the headlands, while listening to the sound of waves crashing on the shore in the background. The landscape consists of continually re-forming ponds, caves, headlands, and the unique rock formations created by erosion.
Monterey State Historic Park: At one point in history, Old Monterey was California’s state capital. These days it is the home of the Monterey State Historic Park. Visitors can follow the yellow lines linking the attractions so as not to miss anything. The street itself, only a couple of miles long, is lined with mostly 19th-century buildings, and features a whalebone sidewalk (an extremely unique attraction). Abundant greenery consists of an educational herb garden, cypress hedges, and impressive rose gardens.
Cannery Row: A visit here can easily be combined with trips to Fisherman’s Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium, making for the perfect marine day. Visitors can stroll through this attraction containing various restaurants, boutiques, chain shops, and golden sandy beaches. Cannery Row has come a long way from its days of bordellos and warehouses. These days it operates as one of the main tourist attractions in the area. The other hot spots include the formerly mentioned Fisherman’s Wharf and Aquarium.
Luxury Lodging in Monterey
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Monterey? Monterey has numerous luxury lodging facilities, including:
- Carmel Valley Ranch Resort
- Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach
- Hotel Pacific
- Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
- The Inn at Spanish Bay
- The Lodge at Pebble Beach
- Ventana Inn & Spa
Airports In or Nearby Monterey For Private Jets
There are a handful of airports in and around Monterey which make visiting the city easy. These airports include:
- Monterey Regional Airport (MRY): Built in 1936, Monterey Regional Airport sits at an elevation of 257 feet above sea level and is located 3 miles away from downtown Monterey. It covers an area of 242 hectares and has two asphalt runways measuring 7,440ft and 3,503ft. Both commercial and private aircraft regularly use the airport.
- Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC): Most commonly known as San Jose International Airport, this airport is located 76 miles away from Monterey and hosts both commercial and international flights. It has two concrete runways measuring 11,000 feet in length. The airport has an average of 129,000 aircraft operations annually.
- Marina Municipal Airport (OAR): Built in the 1960s, Marina Municipal Airport sits at an elevation of 137 feet above sea level and has a single asphalt runway measuring 3,483 feet in length. It is located 9 miles from Monterey and handles general aviation, with over 40,000 aircraft operations a day. Marina Municipal Aiport is great for private jet charters.
- Salinas Municipal Airport (SNS): Located 22 miles away from Monterey, Salinas Municipal Airport sits at an elevation of 84 feet above sea level. It has two asphalt runways measuring 6,000 and 4,800 feet in length. It also has a single concrete helipad measuring 90 feet. More than 200 aircraft are based at the airport, and it has more than 77,000 aircraft operations a year. The airport covers an area of 245 hectares.
- Watsonville Municipal Airport (WVI): Located 28 miles away from Monterey, this airport covers an area of 134 hectares and has two asphalt runways measuring 4,500 and 3,900 feet in length. The airport sits at an elevation of 163 feet above sea level and is commonly used by private and chartered aircraft.
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