Horseback Ride at Salinas River State Beach

Horseback Ride at Salinas River State Beach

Kayak at Point Lobos
Enjoy the Sunset at Asilomar State Beach
Drive Scenic Highway One
Explore the Wonders at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Moments

Monterey offers iconic California moments. Experience the top road trip in the United States as you wind along the breathtaking Big Sur coastline on Highway One. Book a Monterey hotel on the beach, then explore the shops and attractions of iconic Cannery Row. Sip handcrafted wines at tucked-away tasting rooms where the winemaker might just be the person pouring. Take a surfing lesson and catch a glimpse of a barefoot beach wedding as you ride your board to shore. Play 18 holes at legendary golf courses, or just hang out at the 19th hole and watch the pros practice. Monterey County has something special for everyone.
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Calendar of Events

FEATURED EVENTS
UPCOMING EVENTS
Jul
4
2015

4th of July Events in Monterey County

Jul. 4
Celebrate Independence Day (and your day off) this year where California was first born! Monterey, Pacific Grove,…more
Jul
10
2015

Aerosmith at the Salinas Sports Complex

Jul. 10
Legendary and iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Aerosmith will kick off Big Week in a BIG way with a live concert at…more
Jul
16
2015

California Rodeo Salinas

Jul. 16-Jul. 19
Each July, the West comes alive in Salinas with the California Rodeo Salinas at the Salinas Sports Complex. The…more
Jul
17
2015

FIM Superbike World Championship

Jul. 17-Jul. 19
The sounds of motorcycles will again roar through the central California hillsides as the FIM Superbike World…more
Jul
18
2015

78th Annual Carmel Bach Festival

Jul. 18
Carmel Bach Festival, a world-class festival of music and ideas celebrating the works, inspiration, and ongoing…more
Jul
18
2015

Carmel Bach Festival

Jul. 18-Aug. 1
The Carmel Bach Festival has a 75-year history of artistic excellence and community service. Musicians from the around…more
Jul
22
2015

Feast of Lanterns

Jul. 22-Jul. 26
A tradition lasting for over a century, the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns is a community celebration. This event in…more
Jul
26
2015

Moss Landing Antique Fair

Jul. 26
Moss Landing becomes the antique capital of the world the last Sunday of July. Hundreds of antique booths set up on the…more
Aug
1
2015

Salinas Valley Half Marathon

Aug. 1
The Salinas Valley Half Marathon begins at the historic Soledad Mission, established in 1791 as the 13th Alta…more
Aug
8
2015

Blues, Brews and Barbecue at Monterey Bay

Aug. 8-Aug. 9
Monterey becomes the center of the blues world when the Blues, Brews & Barbecue Festival takes over the Monterey…more
Aug
10
2015

Monterey Car Week

Aug. 10-Aug. 16
Classic automobiles take over the Monterey Peninsula during Monterey Car Week and Concours d'Elegance! All over…more
Aug
13
2015

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Aug. 13-Aug. 16
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a cornerstone of Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week. Only around…more
Aug
15
2015

Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally

Aug. 15
The colorful 20th Annual Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally will be held on Friday, August 15, 2014 on Lighthouse Avenue…more
Aug
16
2015

Concours d'Elegance

Aug. 16
This spectacular event exhibits some of the most unique pre-war and post-war cars, along with the latest in concept car…more
Aug
22
2015

Sand City West End Celebration

Aug. 22-Aug. 23
The streets of Sand City come alive for the West End Celebration! Sand City is known for its funky, independent and…more
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