Things to Do in Monterey, CA

The Magic of Monterey

The Villa Franca Inn is centrally located near many of the area’s favorite attractions. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in making your stay more memorable.

Monterey Bay is full of a vast array of colorful, playful, and wonderful marine life. Come watch the whales! Nearby is Pebble Beach, one of the most popular resort towns in the state.

Enjoy the majesty and splendor of 17 Mile Drive, where you can marvel at the beauty of the California coastline. Cannery Row is world famous, and a great place to shop, eat, and watch the sea lions. Speaking of shopping, you won't want to miss the Del Monte Shopping Center, home to over 70 stores and restaurants.

Smell the burning rubber and watch the cars speed across the finish line at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Monterey and the surrounding communities are also ideal for wine tours and tasting.

There's a lot to explore in Monterey, and when you're ready to relax at the end of the day, Villa Franca Inn is close by waiting with a soft bed and sweet dreams.

Naval Postgraduate School

The United States Navy is known for forging leaders. At the Naval Postgraduate School, those leaders are prepared for the challenges of tomorrow. This postgraduate school offers first-class graduate degree programs to eligible United States military students, Department of Defense civilian employees, international students, and certain defense contractors.

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