This year, if you sign up for our monthly visitor newsletter you'll receive a free gift! The day you sign up, we'll email you free scenic computer desktop wallpapers to help you gear up for your 2012 vacation to Monterey County – or, if you're trapped at your desk, to take a 5-minute virtual vacation. Monterey's most adorable otter That adorable sea otter is just one of five desktop wallpapers you'll receive. You'll also get a gorgeous shot of Big Sur's Bixby Bridge, a tranquil backdrop of Carmel River State Beach, a beautifully sunlit image of Fisherman's Wharf and a dramatic view of rock climbers on top of one of the crags at Pinnacles National Monument. Even better, we'll send you even more desktop wallpapers throughout the year, showing off all the best scenery Monterey County has to offer! So how do you get one of these awesome backdrops? Just sign up for the monthly visitor newsletter! You'll receive free wallpaper downloads as well as some of our best articles. We won't ever rent, sell or share your information; your email address is just between us! The last week of each month you'll get the latest scoop on Monterey County events, itineraries, activities, sweepstakes, special discounts and more. Once you sign up for the newsletter, check your inbox (and make sure that is in your address book so that you get our email!) In just a few minutes, you'll be able to gaze at your computer desktop and imagine you're in beautiful Monterey.