This coastal town is home to many California firsts, including the first state capital, the first brick house, the first public library and the first printing press, which printed The California, California’s first newspaper. Monterey is known for its coastal beauty, as well as top attractions like the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and Old Fisherman’s Wharf.

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This is an image of two women on a dirt hiking path at Pfeiffer Falls. The women are walking away from the camera and are wearing brightly colored workout clothing and backpacks. The women are smiling at each other and are surrounded by lush and green redwood trees.

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