This month, two separate editions of Condé Nast Traveler have crowned Monterey County's top attractions with top-notch laurels!

Monterey Bay Aquarium: One of the Five Top Aquariums In the World

diver magick Everyone knows that the Monterey Bay Aquarium is the world's best — even, it turns out, in India! The Indian edition of Conde Nast Traveller placed only one U.S. aquarium on its list of top five aquariums in the world, and that was the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The magazine raved that the Monterey Bay Aquarium is "not only one of the world’s best exhibits; it’s also one of the most varied." And it's not just the marine mammals, sharks and birds that can't be missed, says Condé Nast Traveller, but also the extracurricular activities. "Don’t miss the chance to have your very own Family Seashore Sleepover at the aquarium or if you’re there this summer, spend a day sailing alongside marine life," says the magazine. Congratulations to the Monterey Bay Aquarium on this well-deserved accolade! two chefs cooking at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Lodge at Pebble Beach and Inn at Spanish Bay: Two of the Top Golf Resorts in the World

Pebble Beach Halfway around the world, the U.S. edition of Condé Nast Traveler named The Top 125 Golf Resorts in the World — and two Pebble Beach resorts were on the list! The Inn at Spanish Bay ranked as the number two resort in California, while the Lodge at Pebble Beach was rated the third top resort. The Lodge at Pebbele Beach also scored the highest number of points worldwide (99.1) in the "Location" category. We agree! Congratulations to both resorts!