Outdoors

15 of the most relaxing towns from coast to coast

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Monterey, California

HBO may have made this California beach town more popular, but Monterey didn’t need Reese and Nicole to be great—and that’s no lie, big or little. Monterey has some of the most beautiful ocean views in the world, and included in those views are beautiful creatures: humpback whales have made Monterey Bay their year-round home, which makes whale watching a pretty amazing experience. Back on land visitors can enjoy the very first theater in California, built in 1847 to entertain Gold Rush prospectors.  

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