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Port Description

Monterey, California

California coastal living surrounded by wineries, golf courses, spas, and redwood groves characterizes the former capital of the Spanish territory of California. Made famous by Steinbeck, historic Cannery Row is great for shopping and souvenirs, and Fisherman's Wharf is home to seafood restaurants and a colony of sunning seals. The town is gentle to its wildlife--the fine for harassing a butterfly is $1,000! Some of the state's best scuba diving occurs off San Carlos beach, but the best place to see what's beneath the waves is at the famous Monterey Aquarium, home to 300,000 marine animals and plants.