We thoroughly searched the web all week to bring you the most incredible mentions of Monterey County. Here are the hottest hits we came across.
From Monarchs to Redwoods: Monterey to Big Sur
Two enthusiastic individuals quit their day jobs to embark on a bicycling adventure around the world. Kai and Sheila hit Monterey County's scenic pavement last week and documented their fabulous experiences from Marina to Big Sur with stunning photos and commentary. The duo then continued their journey through Big Sur to Ragged Point; that post can be read here.
Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove
A great informational and visual piece on Pacific Grove's beloved Lovers Point Park. This jewel-by-the sea is a treasure to both locals and visitors. Ric Garrido notes that "May is an ideal month to visit the area when iceplant flowers bloom and the seaside view brightens with dazzling displays of color."
Steinbeck's 'Cannery Row' Turns 66
Happy Birthday to Steinbeck's novel 'Cannery Row'! In honor of the 66th anniversary of the book's publication, Doc Ricketts' lab is open for exclusive tours. The tours of what is currently Pacific Biological Laboratories were so popular that all four days, 1/14-15 and 1/21-22, sold out almost immediately.
Big Sur, California!
Read about a gal who bribed her hubby into a road trip to our neck of the woods all the way from Los Angeles. Turns out they both had a blast checking out elephant seals, McWay Falls and even spotted Tiger Woods at Pebble Beach!
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Author: Allyson Ryan
As the Content Manager at the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Allyson manages digital marketing and social media for SeeMonterey. If she's not taking scenic pictures around the county, you are likely to find her on the Monterey Bay Coastal Rec Trail, sipping wine in Carmel Valley or hiking at Fort Ord National Monument.