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Beautiful Monterey County

Beautiful Monterey County

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You would never tire of driving the 99 miles of Monterey County coastline in either direction. But as hard as it might be to take your eyes or mind off the coastal splendor, there are 3,324 square miles of magnificence that beg for exploration. You know about Carmel and Big Sur, but have you ever considered the agricultural diversity and bounty of the Salinas Valley? Well, you have much work to do, friends. From sea level to elevations of over 5,500 feet, Monterey County affords you an almost inexhaustible array of things to see and do. So embrace the challenge ahead, and happy trails in Monterey County.

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

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Click on the links for high-resolution maps of Monterey County communities, suitable for printing: Monterey, Carmel and Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Salinas, Seaside, Marina, Sand City and Moss Landing.

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Fly direct from these five airports:
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
McCarran International Airport (LAS)
Phoenix Skyharbor International Airport (PHX)
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
San Diego International Airport (SAN)

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Monterey Highlights

  • Scenic Drives

    Monterey County's scenic drives range from the legendary to the little-known, from Highway One to...more

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium

    The Monterey Bay Aquarium is consistently ranked #1 in the United States for its innovative...more

  • Fisherman's Wharf

    This is a great place to take in the sights, sounds and smells of Monterey....more

  • Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

    Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is an 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course best known for The Corkscrew and...more

  • Carmel Mission

    The Basilica of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission (Carmel Mission) was founded in 1770, making...more

  • Cannery Row

    Cannery Row houses an eclectic blend of specialty shops, local artists' galleries, more than 25...more

  • Art Galleries

    Home to museums, galleries and performing arts venues, Monterey County is a hub for artistic...more

  • Monterey Adobes

    The antique restored adobes make Monterey the most historic city in California....more

  • Shopping in Monterey

    Monterey County's shopping scene is full of great deals and extraordinary surprises, from fine art...more

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Monterey Spotlight

Featured Events

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  • Sep 2, 2015
    - Sep, 7, 2015

    Monterey County Fair

    The annual Monterey County Fair is always fun for all, with livestock exhibition, entertainment,...more

  • Starting:
    Jun 19, 2015

    Live Comedy on the Planet

    Planet Gemini is Monterey’s #1 comedy and dance nightspot! Featuring local & nationally known...more

  • Starting:
    Jul 3, 2015

    Monterey Reggae Friday

    Join us at Cannery Row Brewing Co every Friday for LIVE Reggae Music at Monterey's only Reggae...more

  • Sep 5, 2015
    - Sep, 5, 2015

    Marina's Labor Day Parade & Festival

    Join us in celebrating the Labor Day holiday. Enjoy the largest Labor Day parade in Monterey County...more

  • Sep 5, 2015
    - Sep, 7, 2015

    Monterey Bay Greek Festival

    The St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church of Monterey County will hold its 29th annual Monterey...more