Monterey, California is a waterfront city on the central coast. It is just a two-hour drive from San Francisco, or a five-hour car ride from Los Angeles. Just a family road trip away, Monterey offers historical sites, natural wonders and of course beach relaxation. The literary lovers of the family can see why John Steinbeck found such inspiration in the city by taking a stroll down Cannery Row. Kids will love getting in touch with the aquatic at the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, and everyone will be able to feel the sprit of passed fishermen at the Old Fishermen's Wharf. With a temperate climate year-round, any season is the perfect season to surf, sunbath, hike and golf. Brilliant Spanish architecture, fabulous natural landscape and of course the abundance of activities, are just a few reasons why families from the city will love to take a break from the work-week and relax in Monterey.