Monterrey is an escape for Northern Californians... At least for me. When my engery is low or I need to get centered and focused, the ocean is a good place to recharge my batteries.
Your mind settles down and all the inner voices stop, for just one moment, while you enjoy all the glory of God's creations. Haven't been in a while.... visit the acquarium, sit oceanside, stay at the Centrella Bed & Breakfast or just have a cocktail at a nearby B&B or Tavern. Spend one day or seven... you'll feel your soul rejoice!