Plan Your Trip to Monterey County

Experience America's top road trip as you wind along the breathtaking Big Sur coastline on Highway 1. Book an ocean view hotel on the beach, and then explore iconic Cannery Row, awarded the World Travel & Tourism Commission "Safe Travels" designation for having met and exceeded all health and hygiene protocols. 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 our playful otters as you ride your board to shore. Play 18 holes at legendary golf courses, including the 19th hole in Pebble Beach. Pack a picnic and watch the sunset on the white sands of Carmel Beach. Whatever you do while you're here, one thing is for sure: Monterey is an unforgettable destination that will reinvigorate your soul.

We've worked hard to ensure the health and well-being of everyone by incorporating the highest safety and cleanliness protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Travel Responsibly

Help us keep Monterey County open for all to enjoy:

  • Wear a Mask: face coverings are mandatory indoors and outdoors. Fines are in effect. Follow CDC guidelines
  • Follow the 6-foot rule: stay at least 6 feet apart at all times. This includes time spent on trails, at parks and other outdoors spaces.
  • Stay home: if you show signs of illness, stay home. Self-quarantine for at least two weeks if you have been in a high-risk area.
  • Leave no trace behind: Properly dispose of all trash and plastics, including face coverings. Help us keep Monterey County beautiful for generations to come.

Wondering what to expect while visiting Monterey County? Look for the “Know Before You Go” messages found throughout our website for updates.

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