Visit Cannery Row or find other things to do in Marina near our hotel

Close to picturesque beaches, scenic nature trails, and memorable coastal drives, the Country Inn & Suites in Marina makes an ideal place to recharge during your West Coast travels. Situated adjacent to Marina State Beach, our hotel places you minutes from surfing, hang gliding, and whale watching, among other things to do. When you’ve had your fix of beachside adventures, explore historical factory buildings repurposed into hip restaurants, boutiques, galleries, and wine-tasting rooms on Monterey’s Cannery Row. Here with family? Don’t miss visiting the sea otters at Monterey Bay Aquarium or letting your kids’ imagination soar at Monterey County Youth Museum. If scenic views are what you’re after, grab your camera and head down State Route 1 along the winding turns of Big Sur.

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Marina State Beach

0.51 mi / 0.82 km from the hotel
This quiet beach is known for its high winds, making it an ideal destination for kite flying, surfing, or hang gliding. On the way there, you can stroll past the Marina Dunes Preserve, home to beautiful sand dunes and 27 species of birds.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

7.76 mi / 12.49 km from the hotel
Experience eye-catching exhibits like a swaying kelp forest and a giant Pacific octopus at this expansive aquarium. If your tastes lean more toward the cute and cuddly, make sure to see the penguins and sea otters playing in their habitats.

Cannery Row

7.91 mi / 12.72 km from the hotel
Named for the sardine canning factories that used to line it, this waterfront street was immortalized in John Steinbeck’s famous novel. The historical factory buildings remain and are now filled with boutiques, restaurants, and pubs.

Del Monte Shopping Center

9.45 mi / 15.21 km from the hotel
This open-air shopping center features well-known stores like Macy’s, Whole Foods, and the Apple store as well as popular restaurants like California Pizza Kitchen. If you need to escape the sun for a few hours, see a movie at the Cinemark theater.

Monterey State Historic Park

8.32 mi / 13.39 km from the hotel
This collection of historical houses and buildings throughout Monterey includes the famous site where Spanish explorers first landed in 1602. Many of the houses require booking a guided tour, but you can stroll along the two-mile “Monterey Walking Path of History.”

Fisherman's Wharf

8.21 mi / 13.21 km from the hotel
A must-see on the Monterey Peninsula, Fisherman’s Wharf highlights the best that the coast has to offer, including fresh clam chowder, bay cruises, whale watching, and sailing.

Monterey County Youth Museum

8.45 mi / 13.6 km from the hotel
Let your little ones create and perform their own play at MY Theater or schedule pretend X-rays at MY Hospital with a trip to this renowned children’s center. Be sure to check the calendar for upcoming events like kid-friendly yoga and KinderJam®.

Big Sur

29.97 mi / 48.23 km from the hotel
In addition to its breathtaking coastal drive along State Route 1, Big Sur offers other hidden gems, including the purple sands of Pfeiffer Beach, the beauty of Bixby Bridge, and the welcoming retreat of the Esalen hot springs.

17-Mile Drive

10.2 mi / 16.42 km from the hotel
Aptly named, 17-Mile Drive provides visitors with a scenic road trip along the coast of Monterey Peninsula. The drive also takes you past other popular sites, such as the beach of Spanish Bay, The Lone Cypress, and Cypress Point Lookout, a great spot to see seals.

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

9.23 mi / 14.86 km from the hotel
Fulfill your need for speed at this raceway, known for its corkscrew turn that plummets drivers down five and a half stories in just 450 feet of track length.

National Steinbeck Center

8.43 mi / 13.57 km from the hotel
Learn more about the life of celebrated author John Steinbeck at this museum, which hosts special events throughout the year. During the Steinbeck Festival, attendees partake in workshops, talks, and dramatic readings based on a select Steinbeck novel.

Bayonet & Black Horse

4.85 mi / 7.81 km from the hotel
Visit this notable golf club in Seaside to test your driving and putting skills on the challenging Bayonet and Black Horse courses.