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Arts and beats by the bay

Hiking trails, hidden beaches and a summer jazz festival make for a fabulous escape in this arty coastal town. The Monterey Bay Aquarium and its Giant Pacific Octopus are a huge hit with families while golfers head to the legendary Golf Links of Pebble Beach.

Essential information for Monterey

Local time

Language

USA flag
American English

Currency

US Dollars $
Official currency of the United States

Flight information

11h
San Francisco (SFO)
Direct flight

Flight schedule

  • Virgin Atlantic fly direct to San Francisco from Heathrow.
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Do I need a VISA?

Yes. You'll need to obtain approval no less than 72 hours prior to travel to the US via the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) scheme.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Sightseeing ideas

For those of you who prefer more water based activities, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is home to many species of sealife including the Giant Pacific Octopus

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