Monterey Spotlight

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Easter Brunches in Monterey County

Apr. 20
Looking for a way to celebrate Easter weekend in Monterey County? Overwhelmed with…more

Big Sur International Marathon

Apr. 27
The Big Sur Marathon is 26.2 miles of the most beautiful coastline in the world -…more

Steinbeck Festival

May. 2-May. 4
This annual festival consists of several days of films, speakers, panels, theater,…more

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

May. 2-May. 4
This entirely new series created by the merger between the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports…more

Wildflower Triathlon

May. 2-May. 4
One of the premier triathlons nationally and internationally, this course will test…more

Winemakers' Celebration

May. 3
Over 30 Monterey County wineries from 9 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) will…more

Monterey Rock n' Rod Festival

May. 9
The annual festival was envisioned as a fun and entertaining way to raise…more

Amgen Tour of CA Stopover

May. 14
The Amgen Tour of California will return to Sacramento, the Capital of California,…more

Carmel Art Festival

May. 15-May. 18
Carmel-by-the-Sea highlights its artist colony origins with the Carmel Art Festival.…more

Salinas Valley Fair

May. 15-May. 18
Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair, complete with carnival,…more

Cooking for Solutions

May. 16-May. 18
The culinary event of the year, Cooking for Solutions features great chefs, gourmet…more

Ferrari Racing Days

May. 16-May. 18
Ferrari Racing Days return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with three full days of…more
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Enjoy the Wonders of the Wharf VIP Card

Old Fisherman's Wharf Association
The “Enjoy the Wonders of the Wharf VIP Card and Special Offers Campaign includes a…
Apr 16, 2014
- Dec 31, 2014

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Carmel Food Tours
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Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium


There are so many unique attractions in Monterey that it can be hard to pick just one! Here's a list of Monterey County's attractions, with links to more in-depth information.


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Monterey Bay Kayaks @ Monterey Beach

693 Del Monte Avenue , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 373-5357
Fax  (877) 284-8957
Kayak and stand-up paddleboard tours, rentals, classes and retail store on Monterey Beach. Paddle with sea otters, seals, sea lions on the Marine Sanctuary more

Monterey Zoo

400 River Road , Salinas, CA 93908
Phone  (831) 455-1901
Fax  (831) 455-1902
A 51-acre ranch centrally located off the Monterey-Salinas Highway. Home to 100+ wild, exotic and domestic birds and animals. Also available for over-nighting and special events. "Wild Things " A. R.... more

Monterey Mirror Maze

751 Cannery Row Suite 109 , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 649-6293
Fax  (831) 649-6293
Get Lost in the Fun! Guaranteed Fun for all ages! The newest entertainment craze, a mind-bending experience, awesome light & sound show. A creatively designed mirror maze. Encounter surprising... more

17-Mile Drive®

17 Mile Drive , Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Phone  (800) 654-9300
Widely recognized as one of the most scenic drives in the world, this famous coastal landmark runs from Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach, featuring awe-inspiring vistas and legendary sites perfect for a... more

Cannery Row

Cannery Row , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 649-6690
Cannery Row is the Central Coast’s premier visitor destination and home to Monterey’s best oceanfront hotels and world-class restaurants. Enjoy boutiques and galleries, spas and premium wine tasting,... more

Highway 1 Golf Games & Grub

751 Cannery Row Suite 113 , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 649-6293
Cannery Row's brand new custom-designed FAMILY FUN CENTER. 3D Black Light Golf Course theme around a road trip down HWY 1. The Only Arcade on Cannery Row with interactive high tech Speed Freak Race... more

Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary

Ridge Road off Lighthouse Avenue
Parking at PG Adult School across the street , Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone  (831) 648-5716
The Monarch Butterflies arrive in October to cluster together on the pines and eucalyptus trees of the Sanctuary. Come and view the butterflies. more

Monterey Bay Aquarium

886 Cannery Row , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 648-4800
Fax  (831) 648-7960
Since its opening in 1984 on historic Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s mission has been to inspire conservation of the oceans. Consistently ranked #1 in the United States for its innovative... more

Monterey Bay Kayaks @ Elkhorn Slough

2390 Highway One , Moss Landing, CA 95039
Phone  (831) 373-5357
Fax  (877) 284-8957
Kayak tours and rentals are available daily. This is an amazing estuary for wildlife viewing of sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions and shore birds. more

Monterey Bay Skydive

721 Neeson Road Suite 1 , Marina, CA 93933
Phone  (831) 384-3483
Fax  (831) 384-7522
Thank you for your interest in skydiving at the most highly recommended skydiving center. Skydive Monterey Bay is known for the “World’s Highest Tandem Jumps” from 18,000ft. Jumping from 18k allows... more

Monterey County Fair & Event Center

2004 Fairgrounds Road , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 372-5863
Fax  (831) 372-8248
The Monterey County Fairgrounds is a dynamic multi-use event center located in the heart of the Monterey Peninsula. We are located just minutes from major tourist attractions and within walking... more

Monterey County Parks

PO Box 5249 , Salinas, CA 93915
Phone  (831) 755-4895
Fax  (831) 755-4914
Visitors can enjoy a variety of recreational activities from water sports, camping and day use plus water sports at Lake San Antonio; events at Laguna Seca; museums at San Lorenzo; picnics and hiking... more

Monterey Lanes

2161 North Fremont Street , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 373-1553
Full service family entertainment centers, with 54 lanes, billiards, sports bar, snack bar, arcade, bumper bowling, company parties, birthday parties, and private parties. more

Museum of Monterey

5 Custom House Plaza , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 372-2608
Fax  (831) 655-3054
The Museum of Monterey is dedicated to being a leader in models of history and social studies education and a regional leader in educational programming. School and group tours engage groups in... more

National Steinbeck Center

One Main Street , Salinas, CA 93901
Phone  (831) 775-4721
Fax  (831) 796-3828
The National Steinbeck Center is a unique setting for groups of 25-600 for meetings, seminars, receptions and special events. more

Ocean's 18 mini golf

125 Ocean View Boulevard 304 , Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone  (831) 643-9215
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