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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 merely scratch the surface of things to do in Monterey County. Browse a full calendar of year-round events, discover the abundant wildlife of the Monterey Bay & 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 at the best restaurants in Monterey County - whatever you do, savor every moment of your adventure in Monterey County.

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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!