Skip To Content
Paid Post

13 Ways To Ruin Your Diet In Monterey

Nothing pairs as well with Monterey's stunning views as its crazy-good food. Head to Monterey County to take advantage of everything it has to offer.

1. Stop by The Big Sur Roadhouse for SURiously unbelievable Californian-style cuisine featuring locally sourced and organic ingredients:

Courtesy of See Monterey / Flickr: seemonterey
Courtesy of See Monterey / Flickr: seemonterey
Courtesy of See Monterey / Flickr: seemonterey

Whether you want to grab a quick coffee, drink a glass of wine, or sit down for a full meal, you won't be disappointed. Plus, look at its prettiness. LOOK AT IT. *swoon*

2. Go camping at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur and eat waaaaay too many s'mores:

Thinkstock
Thinkstock

It's been ranked one of the best places to camp in California — and with views like this, we can't think of a better place to perfect our marshmallow roasting technique.

3. Savor the high-end fare at Montrio Bistro for internationally inspired seasonal bites in downtown Monterey:

Courtesy of See Monterey / Flickr: seemonterey
Courtesy of See Monterey / Flickr: seemonterey

Can you even handle the plating excellence on this compressed melon salad?

4. Drink up at hidden gem craft beer house Post No Bills in the warehouse district of Sand City:

Courtesy of See Monterey / Flickr: seemonterey

15 beers on tap? Hard-to-find bottled craft beers and niche sodas? Amazing art on the walls? THERE FOR IT.

5. Check out Little Napoli in Carmel-by-the-Sea for its friendly service and authentic Italian food:

Courtesy of See Monterey / Flickr: seemonterey
Courtesy of See Monterey / Flickr: seemonterey

Ah, the wondrousness of carb loading.

6. Settle in at Joyce Vineyards in Carmel Valley to satisfy all of your wine tasting needs (emphasis on needs):

Courtesy of See Monterey
Courtesy of See Monterey

The family-owned and -operated winery is known for carrying out every single step in the wine-making process from growing the grapes all the way to bottling. You know it's so worth every calorie.

7. Enjoy cold beer, views of a golf course overlooking the ocean, and snacks on snacks on snacks at Sticks in Pebble Beach:

Courtesy of See Monterey / Flickr: seemonterey

Wings. Tots. Calamari. Burgers. Desserts. Out-of-control-awesome Bloody Marys. We're ready.

8. Drop in at local Monterey favorite Peter B's Brewpub for fun riffs on traditional comfort foods and award-winning craft beer:

Courtesy of See Monterey / Flickr: seemonterey
Courtesy of See Monterey / Flickr: seemonterey

With a patio, a fire pit, and 18 TVs, you will have zero struggle finding a perfect spot to enjoy your brew. Bottoms. Up.

9. Treat yourself at Carousel Candies, where all candy aficionados will find the hand-made saltwater taffy irresistible:

Courtesy of See Monterey

Candied apples? Fudge? Chocolates? Gummies? Caramel corn? SWEET TOOTHS OF THE WORLD UNITE.

10. Pop in at Crema in Pacific Grove for next-level quaintness, bomb sangria, and life-altering cheddar-bacon biscuits:

Courtesy of See Monterey / Flickr: seemonterey
Courtesy of See Monterey / Flickr: seemonterey
Courtesy of See Monterey / Flickr: seemonterey

WHEN CAN WE MOVE IN???

11. Investigate Giorgio’s at the 201 Main entertainment complex in Salinas for foodie-worthy mixology and top-notch Italian food:

Courtesy of See Monterey / Flickr: seemonterey
Courtesy of See Monterey / Flickr: seemonterey

Nab a seat at Chef Alessio's show kitchen if you're down with being TOTALLY. IN. AWE.

12. Visit Abalonetti’s Bar & Grill on Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey for award-winning calamari and unmissable clam chowder:

Courtesy of See Monterey / Flickr: seemonterey
Courtesy of See Monterey / Flickr: seemonterey
Courtesy of See Monterey / Flickr: seemonterey

Did we mention the view? Because yeah. Ocean views for daaaaaayz.

13. And if you can't settle on just one tasting room, embrace your wine enthusiasm and adventure out on the Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea:

Courtesy of Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea
Courtesy of Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea
Courtesy of Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea

What do you call over a dozen tasting rooms in under a mile radius? Oh yeah...heaven.

Diets are so overrated. Indulge your every eating and drinking whim to enjoy the best of Monterey.

View this video on YouTube

youtube.com