Seaside, California

A tremendous amount of history makes this city on the Monterey Peninsula worthy of exploration. The former site of Fort Ord United States Army post is an up-and-coming destination complete with a revitalized downtown, 60+ family-owned eateries, Fort Ord National Monument and Bayonet & Black Horse golf courses, formerly only open to service members.

An easy entrance to Fort Ord National Monument beckons visitors to explore 86 miles of trails to hike, bike or horseback ride through oak woodlands and wildlife habitats. Please remember to visit responsibly by staying on designated trails at all times and leave no trace behind.

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 California State University at Monterey Bay who are also taking advantage of the pristine stretches of coastal bliss. 

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Seaside is a wonderful home base to explore everything Monterey County has to offer.

Foodies rejoice as a stay in Seaside means a variety of new restaurants and exciting dishes. Try sanddabs at Googie Grill, wood-fired seafood at Maligne Restaurant and Prosciutto Funghi pizza at Gusto Handcrafted Pizza & Pasta to name a few!

Play a round at Bayonet Golf Course or grab some food to-go, towels and sunscreen and make your way to Seaside State Beach. Whether you prefer to relax the day away or spend it surfing the waves, a day at the beach is rejuvenation at its peak.


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