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Day 12: Dolphin Fountain – Monterey, CA

Next stop, beautiful Monterey, California. I had a really tough time deciding which Monterey photo is my favorite. In fact, I changed my mind this morning and decided to go with this photo of the dolphin fountain at Monterey Plaza Hotel. I know it’s not the perfect example of walkability, but the fountain and the view is just so spectacular. The couple enjoying the views in the background of the photo is the icing on the cake. Oh, and I wasn’t lying when I said I love fountains—that’s three days in a row of selecting fountains!

Monterey is a fantastic place to visit, but not somewhere I would likely move. It’s very touristy, expensive, and I’m not a fan of the small change in temperature during the year—I like it hot in the summertime. I imagine that many people would disagree with me, because Monterey has an amazing coastal bike trail, very walkable neighborhoods, great restaurants, access to a variety of fauna and flora species, and a quaint, smaller-town feel. The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row are world-class attractions as well. Luckily, I currently live about 3 hours from Monterey and can visit whenever I get the urge.

I have many photos of Monterey available in the photo gallery. I have also included my runner-up photo below. This gives you a little taste of what Downtown Monterey has to offer.

This article is a part of the Exploring the Walkability of America in 30 Days photo series.

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