Things To Do in Monterey

Drive your classic car and experience our favorite things to do, destinations to explore, and more!

Make the most of your adventure while renting a classic car on the Monterey Peninsula! Check out the world-class wine tasting, enjoy historical spots, delight in sensational food, or add more activities to your experience. There are plenty of sites to see and things to do while out and about in our vintage cars!

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Rent a Classic Car

Kickoff your Monterey trip by picking up the keys to a classic car from us at Monterey Touring Vehicles. Revive your Monterey adventure from the moment you leave our warehouse to your first stop and beyond.

We offer full-day, half-day, and multi-day rentals to fit your needs. Check out our fleet of classic car to rent the vintage car of your dreams for a luxury Monterey experience.

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Taste the Flavors of Monterey on a Food Tour! 

Join Monterey Bay Food Tours on Monterey’s original walking food tour! They’ll show you historical sightings around the downtown area while you taste some of the finest food from local artisans and restaurants.

We can’t give away all of the secrets, but here’s a couple of things you can expect:

  • Eating food with a Big Little Lies connection.

  • Tasting food as you check out California’s first safe.

  • Enjoying beer and wine from local breweries and wineries.

  • And more!

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Rent a Vintage Bicycle! 

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Carmel oozes charm and sophistication. Enjoy cycling along stunning Scenic Road which hugs the Carmel coastline, and is only a few blocks from their shop. Take in the beauty of turquoise blue waters and white powder sand beaches (the most beautiful beach in California is also dog-friendly). Marvel at the windswept Monterey Cypress Trees that line the roads. This area is super hilly, so our ebikes are an ideal way to get around.

They are also the closest bike shop to famed 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach. Cycle along this iconic bucket list roadway, stopping for a picnic lunch on one of many stunning beaches, or enjoy dining at one of the Pebble Beach Resorts iconic restaurants. Whatever you choose to do, you are in for a magical experience that will be one of the highlights of your trip to the area.

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Taste the Town on a Wine Tour

Monterey County is home to many world-class wines, and Carmel-by-the-Sea hosts quite a few of their tasting rooms. Tucked between Big Sur and Monterey on the Central Coast of California, the Carmel Wine Walk is an on-going, self-paced, self-guided, dog and family friendly, walking tour to 13 premier tasting rooms in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Now with a fully interactive map. Open daily from 11:00am to 6:00pm. If the timing works out, be sure to ask us if we have extra passes!

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Catch a Professional Soccer Game! 

Monterey Football Club, The Union…This is the story of the greatest union of land and sea. Two forces coming together to build a community; to build a club.

The Monterey region has been waiting for a club to call their own; a professional sports team at the highest levels built with the community and for the community. A club that represents both people and place and embodies all that is the wonder, beauty, magic and diversity of Monterey Bay. That time has come. That time is here.

Monterey Bay F.C. is committed to elevating the world’s game in a region that has long embraced soccer. Our matches on the campus of Cal State Monterey Bay will be a place to gather as a community, and our crest will be something that we will all want to wear over our hearts.

We are Monterey Bay F.C.

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Thrills by the lap

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is an 11-turn, 2.238-mile jewel of a road course on California’s beautiful central coast. While the track is a favorite of racers and fans worldwide, many focus on one specific section—officially Turns 8 and 8A—or more commonly known as The Corkscrew.

As a corporate partner of WeatherTech Raceway, Monterey Touring Vehicles has year round access to events. Check out their schedule online, and if the timing works out, be sure to ask us if we have extra passes!

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Big Sur & Route One

The drive down historic Route 1 from Monterey to Big Sur is a must do for anyone visiting the area. This iconic route is truly breathtaking, and experiencing it in a classic car conjurs up emotions that must be felt to believe. The majestic views, ancient redwoods, picturesque turn-outs, famous Bixby Bridge and celebrated restaurants  are worth the drive. Please note, cell service is extremely limited on this route.

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Carmel Valley & CV Village

Take a country drive trhough beautiful Carmel Valley, and enjoy pastoral sights, vineyard views and a really fun road! End your roadtrip eleven miles from Highway 1 at the historic Carmel Valley Village. Park the car, enjoy lunch at one of the several gourmet restaurants, enjoy art galleries and museums and sample Monterey County wines from a few of the 25 tasting rooms. The village is about a 1 square mile cowboy town that begs to be experienced on foot.

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River Road Wine Trail

Our renters are always very, pleasantly surprised upon returning from this spectacular drive. If driving is what you want to do and you’d like to add impressive views of the famous “Salad Bowl of the World”, Salinas Valley to your must-see list, this is the drive for you! Not only is River Road a beautiful, (freshly paved) country road it is also home to many of the vineyards and wineries that grow and make Monterey County wines. Including the world-class Santa Lucia Highlands appelation. Ten rural tasting rooms also dot this drive, so pack a picnic and hit the road!

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Precious Pacific Grove

The drive from Monterey to Cannery Row to Lover’s Point ending at Asilomar Beach is some of the most beautiful coastline in California. But don’t miss the sweet downtown Pacific Grove! PG (as the locals call it) has been called “Butterfly Town U.S.A.,” “The Most Romantic City in the U.S.,” and “A Dreamy California Destination”. In addition to PG’s scenic beauty, adorable locally-owned shops and restaurants and idyllic neighborhoods are the brightly colored orange-and-black Monarch butterflies, who overwinterbetween November and February in Pacific Grove after traveling up to 2,000 miles. A must see!

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2022 Race Season at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

April 22-24 – Trans Am Speedfest
April 29 – May 1 – Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship, presented by MOTUL
July 8-10 –GEICO Motorcycle MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest at Monterey (TBC)
July 15-17 –AHRMA Classic MotoFest of Monterey
August 13-14 –Monterey Pre-Reunion
August 17-20 – Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
September 9-11 – Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey

Get tickets online!

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Monterey Car Week…and much more! 

Majestic Monterey is no doubt one of the greatest places to live and visit in California’s picturesque Central Coast.

As a top travel destination with breath-taking natural views and fabulous weather, it is your perfect vacation spot, wedding location and best place to buy a home.

The What’s Up Monterey Guide lets you discover all of it! Including the ever-growing events that take place during Monterey Car Week. Check out the 2022 Car Week schedule here

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Let’s Go Union! 

Monterey Touring Vehicles is proud to be a founding partner of Monterey’s first professional soccer team! Go check out a game at the beautiful new Cardinale stadium, and cheer on the home team.
Click the icon below to see the home game schedule.

This is the story of the greatest union of land and sea. Two forces coming together to build a community; to build a club. We may come from many lands, but now we have one club – one crest – to call our own.

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