Villa Franca Inn

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Aug. 2022



Aug. 2022





Things to Do in Monterey, CA

The Magic of Monterey

The Villa Franca Inn is centrally located near many of the area’s favorite attractions. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in making your stay more memorable.

Monterey Bay is full of a vast array of colorful, playful, and wonderful marine life. Come watch the whales! Nearby is Pebble Beach, one of the most popular resort towns in the state.

Enjoy the majesty and splendor of 17 Mile Drive, where you can marvel at the beauty of the California coastline. Cannery Row is world famous, and a great place to shop, eat, and watch the sea lions. Speaking of shopping, you won't want to miss the Del Monte Shopping Center, home to over 70 stores and restaurants.

Smell the burning rubber and watch the cars speed across the finish line at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Monterey and the surrounding communities are also ideal for wine tours and tasting.

There's a lot to explore in Monterey, and when you're ready to relax at the end of the day, Villa Franca Inn is close by waiting with a soft bed and sweet dreams.

Del Monte Beach

Monterey locals have long known of the hidden pearl called Del Monte Beach. From the soft, sugary sand, to the lapping waves, to the majestic views, Del Monte Beach is a breathtaking experience. Take a swim in the beckoning sea. Stroll down the pristine beach and take in the vast beauty of the Pacific. Or just sit on a bench and enjoy the simple pleasures of California beach life.

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Monterey Peninsula College

Just a short 3-minute drive from Villa Franca Inn is an excellent community college where students are challenged to define the future. Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) is a top military friendly school, offering over 100 degree and certificate programs. Students are prepared to transfer to four-year educational institutions. They can also get career training, or update their work skills.

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Naval Postgraduate School

The United States Navy is known for forging leaders. At the Naval Postgraduate School, those leaders are prepared for the challenges of tomorrow. This postgraduate school offers first-class graduate degree programs to eligible United States military students, Department of Defense civilian employees, international students, and certain defense contractors.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium

An undeniably educational and fun experience, Monterey Bay Aquarium is a must-see attraction while you're in town. A clear, unfiltered window on the fascinating world of marine life, this world-class aquarium is the perfect place to view sea otters, jellyfish, sharks, penguins, and more. This is an excellent opportunity to explore the native marine life of Monterey Bay.

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Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf

Experience a shopping and dining paradise along the bay. Fisherman's Wharf is lined with a delightful array of both casual and formal seafood restaurants. Enjoy open-air clam bars with fresh clams. Or sit down for an indoor dining experience with a breathtaking view of the bay. Peppered between these eateries are a variety of gift shops, art galleries, jewelry stores, and candy shops. You can also charter a fishing trip or whale-watching tour from the wharf.

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