Seaside and its Hotel Del Monte began both as a part of the City of Monterey, before the destination split into its own subdivision and the historic hotel was used by the military. The former site of Fort Ord is now an up-and-coming destination complete with two previously “off-limits” golf courses, an easy entrance to Fort Ord National Monument and some of the best beach access on California’s Central Coast.

Things to Do in Seaside

With 86 miles of trails to hike, bike or horseback ride, Fort Ord National Monument is an unspoiled recreation area that played an important role in our nation’s history, having served as a training ground for more than one million troops from 1917 to 1994. Bayonet and Black Horse golf courses, previously open only to service members, is now open to the public and with sweeping views of Monterey Bay, these links should be added to your to-do list. 

Seaside's easy ocean access makes it a favorite haven for people fond of outdoor pursuits, including kayaking, scuba diving and even hang gliding. You’ll likely run into students from CSUMB (California State University at Monterey Bay) who are also taking advantage of the pristine stretches of coastal bliss and the many ethnic restaurants in the area. Come visit and take a closer look. 



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