Monterey Bus Charters Offer Unique Attractions
Rent a Bus to Visit Cannery Row, Scenic Shorelines, Castles & More
Snuggled into the rugged shoreline of California’s Central Coast, Monterey and nearby Carmel and Big Sur have inspired artists, sparked romance and attracted celebrities for decades. And who can blame them. This sliver of oceanfront offers amazing scenery and a bounty of attractions from historic Canary Row to the famed Monterey Aquarium to fine dining.
Enjoy charming towns, world-class golf courses and even tour a castle built by William Randolph Hearst. Wildlife refuges, state parks and beaches inspire rambling hikes. Make your way along scenic Highway One for a postcard-perfect view.
US Coachways’ extensive fleet of buses provides safe and reliable transportation for community groups, church organizations, school trips and team travel as well as special celebrations. Whether it’s a minibus or a 56-seat coach bus, US Coachways offers great bus rental rates and serves cities throughout California, including San Francisco, Fresno and San Diego, with our account specialists and dispatchers on hand 24/7 to handle all your needs.
Monterey Has Jazz & So Much
Monterey, and surrounding Big Sur and Carmel offer more than great beaches and ocean views. From history buffs to art lovers and outdoor adventurers, there’s something for everyone. The points of interest are:
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — For three days every September, the Monterey Jazz Festival brings swing, bebop and everything in between to the Monterey County Fairgrounds. But folks looking for entrainment don’t need to wait. When night falls, historic Cannery Row in Monterey draws martini-sipping hipsters, playful pub-goers and wine connoisseurs to clubs that play live jazz, blues, rock and pop music every night of the week. And just 35 miles away in Salinas, the Oldtown district comes alive the first Friday or every month with Art Walk which features live music, artist receptions, dance performances, food and wine tasting.
- Arts & Cultural — The Monterey Peninsula has been famous for decades as a haven for artists and writers, a tradition that continues today. Big Sur and Carmel both boast well-known artist enclaves, not to mention more than 100 galleries. Monterey is home to several museums with collections that include works by Ansel Adams as well as historic papers and artifacts from the area. If its performing arts you want, catch a performance of the Monterey Symphony at the Sunset Cultural Center.
- Restaurants & Shopping — From outlet stores to high-end clothing boutiques, there’s no end to the unique shopping opportunities to be had in Monterey and the surrounding region. Carmel is famed for its shopping. The old buildings along Cannery Row have been renovated into restaurants, galleries and unique shops. With 145 outlet stores, the Gilroy Premiums Outlets are worth the drive. Looking for local flavor? Explore the farmers' markets in Old Monterey, Salinas, Carmel and Pacific Grove.
- Golf Courses & Sports Venue — Sports fans and golfers have some famous and unique options when they visit Monterey and Big Sur. The Pebble Beach Golf Course has played host to celebrities, champions and presidents. The Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey hosts five world-class race weekends each season. Don’t miss the Monterey Bay Derby Dames, the city’s five-team ladies roller derby league.
- Historic Sites & Landmarks — John Steinbeck made Monterey’s Cannery Row famous. Some of the landmarks mentioned in the book can still be recognized today. Still, there so much more to see, from Hearst Castle in San Simeon to the Point Sur Lighthouse in Big Sur to the Carmel Mission, which remains one of the state’s truly outstanding historic monuments.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — Whether its noisy beaches or quite hiking trails, Big Sur and Monterey are a must-visit spot for many outdoor enthusiasts. Sea lions, otters and harbors seals can be seen from vantage points up and down the coast. You can watch grey whales as they migrate south from the overlook at the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur or look for condors at Pinnacles National Park in Salinas. Explore the Andrew Molera State Park, located south of Carmel, on horseback or scuba dive at Point Lobos State Nature Reserve.
- Zoos & Aquariums — Founded in 1984, the Monterey Aquarium is located on the site of a former sardine factory on Cannery Row and displays more than 600 species of marine life, including sea otters, penguins, sharks and jelly fish.
Book a Monterey, CA Bus Tour Today
It doesn’t matter if it’s a corporate event or a family vacation. If you heading to Monterey, Big Sur or Carmel, US Coachways can be counted on from the first step to the last stop. Sit back and let us do the driving. To learn more about California bus charters, contact us today at 1-855-BUS-CHARTER (1-855-287-2427).