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Given its spectacular bayfront setting, world-famous aquarium, plethora of things to do and immediate access off Highway 1, Monterey hosts its fair share of travelers. Lodging leans toward cozy inns—some of which are getting a 21st century refresh—while a handful of larger properties flex their waterfront muscle. Properties tend to be clustered around Cannery Row, a touristy, waterfront thoroughfare lined with former sardine factories that was immortalized in John Steinbeck novels. Disregard the sea otter plushy-filled shops and head straight for the shore. Whether you dive, kayak, or simply peer into its sealife-filled waters, the Monterey Bay casts a spell.