Monterey County, California.

From the dramatic panoramas of the Big Sur coastline to the fairytale cottages of the charming city of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey County is a truly inspired California getaway. A visit to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium and a trip through time on historic Cannery Row in Monterey merely scratch the surface of things to see and do and taste within this diverse county. Browse a full calendar of year-round events, discover the abundant wildlife of the Monterey Bay and Moss Landing, play an unforgettable round of golf at the iconic Pebble Beach Resorts, or dine on the local bounty of the Salinas Valley, complete with award-winning wine from the Santa Lucia Highlands - whatever you do, savor every moment of your adventure in Monterey County.

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Places To Stay in Monterey County

From historic mansions turned bed-and-breakfasts to awe-inspiring beachfront resorts, rejuvenating lodge & spas, charming inns and rustic campgrounds, youʻre sure to find the perfect place to stay in Monterey County. Now is the moment to book your stay!