“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
The area known as Seaside used to be the home of Fort Ord, Monterey Bay's one-time military base. It's become a young, up-and-coming area since the state opened a California State University here. Golfers head to local courses that used to be off-limits to civilians, including the Bayonet and Blackhorse. Seaside also has some of the easiest beach access in the area, so it's a favorite destination for surfers, kayakers, scuba divers, and families.