I was lucky enough to visit Monterey, on the California Coast recently for a conference and indulged in a bit of 'bleisure' travel while I was there. For those that don't know, bleisure travel is the practice of taking some time on a business trip for fun activities. There is an 8 hour time zone difference between California and Dublin so I worked the jetlag to my advantage for my bleisure pursuits. I was typically up at 5 am everyday and by the time I was dressed and ready to go, the sun was just coming up. There are some fantastic trails along the coast in Monterey and each morning I'd walk for 60-90 minutes to explore these gorgeous surroundings.It was so peaceful and relaxing to listen to the waves crash onto the beach and see shorebirds running up and down trying to dislodge a snack from the sand.
This map shows gives a good sense of the ground covered on these walks.