Last month, my wife Lisa and I visited Monterey, CA. I was attending a conference there. Lisa has a friend who just moved there from Santa Fe so it was pretty convenient for her too. We were there about a week. I was in the conference most of the week, at the Asilomar conference site, which was pretty cool, though a bit remote. While I stayed at a hotel away from Asilomar, I understand that the rooms at Asilomar itself are pretty spartan, with no TV, phone or internet
access. I guess the point is to make you focus on the conference.
I did get to go to the aquarium with Lisa, which was really nice. I highly recommend it. Especially the jellyfish. The colors were amazing! We also wandered down Cannery Row, which was pretty cool. There were some interesting shops, though nothing that really got me too excited. I think Lisa found some things she liked though.
That was about all I saw. Lisa was able to go on a whale watching cruise where she saw some amazing things. I guess it was an excellent day for whale watching.
Overall, it was a great visit!