Destination guide

Delight in the waterfront landscape of Marina

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Marina. This city is relaxing and welcoming, recognized for its sporting events, aquarium and restaurants. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Marina

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Marina a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Dennis the Menace Park (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Ventana Vineyards Tasting Room (7.4 mi / 12 km)
  • Steinbeck's Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Marina

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, September, October, August and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 69°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Marina

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Marina is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Carmel Beach (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Lone Cypress Pine (12.3 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Point Lobos State Reserve (14.3 mi / 23 km)
  • Marina State Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Fort Ord Dunes State Park (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Del Monte Beach (7 mi / 11.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Marina

Fly into Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), the closest airport, located 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 10.1 mi (16.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Marina?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,280 vacation rentals near Marina. From 763 Houses to 213 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Marina for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Marina?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Marina:

  • Southeast Carmel: 211 vacation rentals
  • Eastside Santa Cruz: 232 vacation rentals
  • Seabright: 174 vacation rentals
  • Westside: 194 vacation rentals
  • Carmel Point: 105 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Marina?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Marina. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Marina Dunes Preserve: 1,136 vacation rentals
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: 507 vacation rentals
  • Carmel Beach: 645 vacation rentals
  • Capitola Beach: 865 vacation rentals
  • The Links at Spanish Bay: 1,000 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Marina listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Marina?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 763 Houses in Marina. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Marina include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 213 rentals available
  • Cottages: 104 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 104 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Marina?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 141 vacation rentals with pool available in Marina. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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