I lived in Monterey the summer of 2010 while attending the Monterey Institute for International Studies to learn Spanish. Based on my conversations with locals, it is fairly typical weather for Monterey to be overcast during the summer (similar to San Francisco). I lived right under that bubble of cloud and could see out in the distance the sunshine peeking through. That being said, it is an absolutely gorgeous area with lots of wildlife. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is supposed to be one of the best in the world, and Carmel and the 17 Mile Drive are right next door. Here are some of my favorite photos of Monterey.