It’s what Monterey isn’t that makes it special

It’s what Monterey isn’t that makes it special.   

You can golf anywhere. But challenging the coastal links of Pebble Beach? Well, that can only be done here. Same goes for mountain biking at Fort Ord National Monument, cruising the iconic 17-Mile Drive, watching the sea otters at Monterey Bay Aquarium or overlooking the verdant Salinas Valley landscape that inspired John Steinbeck’s most revered work.

So while other destinations offer things to do, Monterey County offers things you can’t do anywhere else. Plus, it’s all within a quick drive or bike ride once you arrive. 

This isn't an aquarium. This is a glimpse into another world.

Point Lobos

Asilomar State Beach (Square)

Carmel-by-the-Sea

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