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There are a thousand ways to think about Monterey County, California. It’s the land of John Steinbeck and Robert Louis Stevenson, to name a few. It’s the ultimate seaside getaway, with its dramatic scenery and miles of surf. It’s even where you’ll find the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which inspired the animators of the film Finding Dory. 

But Monterey County is also home to some of the best in the nation when it comes to music, food, wine, and golf. Here you’ll find a variety of music and food festivals that showcase award-winning wines and innovative cuisine, and the best locally farmed produce. Plus the salty northern surf and massive redwoods are the perfect backdrop for Big Sur hikes, crisp afternoon rounds of golf, or just an evening stroll after a day of touring wineries. 

Read on for more reasons to visit Monterey County, where you can experience all the best of California. Then, take Monterey County's travel personality quiz and enter to win one of three unique getaways. 

For the full article visit: http://www.shermanstravel.com/weekly-spotlight/monterey


  • Bernardus Winery
  • Big Sur
  • Big Sur Food and Wine Festival
  • Cannery Row
  • Carmel Food Tours
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • Dali 17
  • Folktale Winery
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Monterey Bay Half Marathon
  • Monterey Jazz Festival
  • Monterey Museum of Art
  • National Steinbeck Center
  • Pebble Beach
  • Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival
  • Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
  • Salinas Valley
  • Salinas Valley Food and Wine Festival
  • Schooner’s