Sometimes you just need to get out of the city. That's right, even though San Francisco is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, sometimes you just need to get to somewhere different.
That is fine. How about a short day trip down to the City of Monterey? It's a relatively short drive from many parts of the Bay Area and Monterey is different enough to really make this sort of day trip fun and memorable.
First, if you want to drive there after work and leave the next day then you should book a hotel. There is one special hotel resort there that is right on the beach and that is the Monterey Beach Resort. You can find out more at this website.
Are there things to don on your day trip to Monterey? Well, of course there are. Visit the City of Monterey's website for lots of information and you can see for yourself that you can visit the wharf, go shopping or see the famous aquarium.
If you take children on this day trip, you better stop by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Their website has lots of details about things to do there. More than anything else, make sure you get there as early as possible to when they open. This destination is really popular so make sure you beat the crowds.
What about the Dennis the Menace playground park? If you didn't know about this, you should surely take your kids to this very large and very fun park and playground. Find out more here.
If you start to get hungry, you should take a break for lunch and dinner and visit Jim's Chinese Restaurant in nearby Seaside. The restaurant's website has its information but all you really need to know is that the food is both delicious and affordable.
Hope you can use all these tips for a quick one-day or two-day day trip down to sunny Monterey and Seaside. It is always fun to take a break and visit these relaxing cities.