This is an image of the coastline in Big Sur. The waves are a brilliant turquoise blue set against the bright oranges, greens, browns and yellow of the rocky cliffs at golden hour.

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Monterey County, California

From the dramatic panoramas of the Big Sur coastline to the fairytale cottages 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 at the best restaurants in Monterey County. Whatever you do, savor every moment of your adventure in Monterey County.

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