Media relations facilitated by the MCCVB team in September have resulted in significant coverage in some of the world's most prestigious publications, and the destination has never looked better!

A Weekend in Monterey County was published on Forbes.com this month. The piece outlined a luxury weekend in the destination, featuring Carmel Valley Ranch, Pebble Beach Resorts, Fairway One, The Inn at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill, Valley Kitchen, The Sardine Factory, Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Bay Seafood Watch, La Bicyclette, Anton & Michel, Point Lobos, Monterey Bay, National Marine Sanctuary, The Spa at Pebble Beach, Wine Walk-by-the-Sea, Wrath, Carracioli Cellars, Hahn Family Wines, Carmel Plaza.

Bloomberg praised Big Sur's impressive rebound this summer in " Big Sur is Back in Business—And Better Than Ever." With support from the community and entrepreneurs offering shuttle service and electric bikes, businesses south of the Highway 1 closure were able to open and visitors were able to enjoy the iconic destination with minimal crowds. Mentions include Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, Highway 1, Visit California, Big Sur Adventures, Post Ranch Inn, Nepenthe, Hawthorn Gallery, Henry Miller Library, Esalen Institute, Ventana Big Sur, Lucia Lodge, Point Lobos and the Point Sur Lighthouse.

National Geographic Traveler published "California Groove" as a result of an international FAM highlighting the Summer of Love campaign. This article gave a history on the 1967 Summer of Love, which culminated in the Monterey International Pop Festival at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

"California Girls" in Today's Bride Canada, a key international market for  Monterey County, produced a stunning photo editorial of bridal gowns at romantic California destinations, features Pacific Grove, rocky coastlines and Holman Ranch.

And "Hiking the NorCal Coast" was published in print and online in Out magazine. Acclaimed adventurer Brandon Presser hiked Big Sur and enjoyed some of the county’s finest culinary offerings. Members mentioned include Glen Oaks Big Sur, Monterey Bay Inn, Monterey Bay Aquarium, L'Auberge Carmel, Aubergine, La Balena, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Nepenthe, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.