Most Instagramable Spots in Monterey

Your getaway to Monterey County is on the books and now is the time to start planning the best places to grab those Instagram-worthy photos! Lucky for you, the beauty of nature and vibrancy of downtown offers some of the best places to show your followers how amazing this part of the California Coast is. Here’s a list of our favorite photo opportunities in town:


  1. Moss Landing - This seaside gem is the perfect spot to capture an artsy picture for your feed. Post a picture of a beautiful sunset or maybe even a cute little sea otter! The backdrop of the water also looks amazing for selfies, just an fyi #selfiequeen!


  1. Old Fishermen’s Wharf - Get ready to snap away! Old Fisherman’s Wharf has a plethora of photo opportunities. Add to your Instagram story as you enjoy some famous clam chowder or while going whale watching! Your followers will be amazed to see how close you got to marine life. 


  1. Bixby Bridge - Obviously while in Monterey County, you have to make a trip out to the most photographed spot on the California Coast - Bixby Bridge! This famous bridge offers epic photo ops with the coastline in the background. If you’re looking for touristy, this is the place to get your fix!


  1. Point Sur Lightstation - Don’t miss out on the historic locations too. Point Sur Lightstation is very instagramable, especially since it sits on a hill overlooking the jaw-dropping Pacific. 


  1. Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary - The perfect photo op DOES exist, and it’s in Pacific Grove! The Monarch butterflies naturally pose for an incredible display to share with your friends and family. Make a reel or boomerang as you watch thousands of butterflies hang in clusters from eucalyptus branches.


  1. Cannery Row - Get ready to shop and strike a pose on Cannery Row. With its picturesque charm and colorful history, Cannery Row pictures will captivate your followers. The unique look of this fabled street is what makes Cannery Row the most popular vacation destination on California’s Central Coast. Be sure to use the hashtag #seemonterey to be featured on See Monterey’s page too! 


Bonus: Our victorian hotel in downtown Monterey also offers amazing backgrounds for your new profile picture! The pretty pink and historic interior is so dreamy. Visit our website to book your next getaway to Monterey today!