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 experiences. 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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Monterey County is the one of the largest wine growing and producing regions in California. ... more
An abundance of locally procured ingredients and a year-round growing season set the stage for truly ... more
Approximately 85 vintners and growers are established throughout Monterey County. Sip your way ... more
Nearly two-thirds of the world's artichokes are grown in Monterey County. Castroville even hosts the ... more
Enjoy the fresh certified organic produce, tours and visits with the animals at The Farm. ... more
Of the nine recognized American Viticultural Association appellations in Monterey County, three are ... more
Over 75 celebrity chefs and over 250 wineries assemble at Pebble Beach to bring you the culinary ... more
Monterey County is the epicenter of the sustainable seafood movement. Local restaurants have ... more
Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea has become a bona fide wine tasting destination, with enough tasting ... more
The secret to Monterey's viticultural success is the "Blue Grand Canyon," the deep marine canyon ... more

Calendar of Events

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Apr
5
2015

Easter Brunches in Monterey County

Apr. 5
Looking for a way to celebrate Easter weekend in Monterey County? Overwhelmed with options? We've cherry-picked the…more
Apr
9
2015

Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Apr. 9-Apr. 12
Pebble Beach Food & Wine is the premier epicurean lifestyle event on the West Coast, matching 250 acclaimed…more
Apr
11
2015

Pacific Grove Good Old Days

Apr. 11-Apr. 12
Come to "America's Last Hometown" for an old-fashioned celebration with Pacific Grove's Good Old Days…more
Apr
16
2015

Sea Otter Classic

Apr. 16-Apr. 19
A four-day "Celebration of Cycling," the Sea Otter Classic is regarded as the world's largest cycling…more
Apr
17
2015

54th Annual Wildflower Show

Apr. 17-Apr. 19
The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History hosts the 54th annual Wildflower Show Friday through Sunday, April 17-19,…more
Apr
26
2015

Big Sur International Marathon

Apr. 26
The Big Sur Marathon is 26.2 miles of the most beautiful coastline in the world - and, for runners, the most…more
May
1
2015

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

May. 1-May. 3
This new series created by the merger between the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series…more
May
1
2015

Wildflower Triathlon

May. 1-May. 3
One of the premier triathlons nationally and internationally, this course will test the skills of the professional…more
May
2
2015

The Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival

May. 2-May. 3
Held in the heart of Old Monterey, this inaugural "Language Capital of the World Cultural Festival" will…more
May
2
2015

Winemakers' Celebration

May. 2
Over 30 Monterey County wineries from 9 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) will offer their wines for tasting at the…more
May
14
2015

Carmel Art Festival

May. 14-May. 17
Carmel-by-the-Sea highlights its artist colony origins with the Carmel Art Festival. Centered around the visual arts,…more
May
14
2015

Salinas Valley Fair

May. 14-May. 17
Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair, complete with carnival, bull-riding, craft and 4-H exhibit, music…more
May
22
2015

California Roots Music & Arts Festival

May. 22-May. 24
The 6th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival is a three-day event packed with live music, fantastic food,…more
May
23
2015

MayFest Monterey Bay

May. 23-May. 25
This FREE admission 3 DAY FESTIVAL created for the community at large will occur over the Memorial Weekend, May 23, 24…more
May
30
2015

Artichoke Festival

May. 30-May. 31
In 2015 the Castroville Artichoke Festival will celebrate it's 56th year at the Monterey County Fair & Event…more
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