The legendary WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is most known for its world-class events and races spanning from a large bicycling expo (Sea Otter Classic), open-wheel races (IndyCar Championship) to historic car racing (Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion).
While these supercharged events takeover many weekends throughout the year, did you know that you can actually visit this adrenaline-filled mecca every day of the week? From souvenir shopping, scenic camping to photo ops, there’s an array of activities waiting for you on your next trip to Monterey County.
Set out on an Adventurous Trail
The Laguna Seca Recreation Area is a hidden gem for those looking for some fresh air. The outdoor playground is loaded with several trails for mountain biking and hiking. Nature lovers keep your eyes peeled - you may just catch a glimpse of a famed California condor. The recreation area is the perfect spot to various wildlife in their native habitat such as deer, rabbits, bobcats and coyotes. Be sure to bring your lunch so you can spread out and relax at one of the many picnic tables found around the track.
Camp beneath the stars
Located just 10 minutes from downtown Monterey, the Laguna Seca Recreation Area Campground is a perfect hub when visiting the area. The central location is ideal for venturing off to nearby Marina, Seaside, Carmel, and Salinas Valley while still offering the solitude of nature. Both RV and tent camping are available year-round and throughout six different locations around the track.
Load up on souvenirs
Bring back a souvenir and choose from a variety of gifts at the Official Raceway Store. Here you will find WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca branded items ranging from drink ware, license plate frames to clothing items for the whole family. The Official Raceway Store is open seven days week a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Soak it in and Snap a Pic
If you don’t happen to be at the track to witness an epic race in person, you can still feel the energy of the 11-turn raceway on any given day. Enjoy the serenity of the 2.238-mile road course hugged by the lush hills of the valley. Be sure to snap a photo or two of the infamous Corkscrew, which you are sure to recognize from just about any car racing video game or from one of the globally broadcast races that take place there each year.