LeadingAge CA 2021

Monterey looks forward to welcoming the

Leading Age

2021 Annual Conference

May 3 - 5th, 2021

On behalf of the City Council and the citizens of Monterey, I am honored to welcome you to Monterey. We hope you enjoy your stay in our beautiful city. We are committed to protecting our quality of life to keep Monterey a special place to live and work, and for you to visit.  We have a small town feeling with many big city amenities. The residents love it here, and we hope you feel it is your home away from home. We invite you to explore the wide array of attractions throughout our City:

  • Cannery Row was the inspiration for John Steinbeck’s novel “Cannery Row” – a look at life in Monterey when it was the sardine capital of the world.  Today "the Row" is lined with hotels, shops and restaurants, and of course, the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium which delights 2,000,000 visitors a year with its dazzling display of sea creatures, hands-on educational experiences, and its mission of ocean conservation.
  • Fisherman's Wharf and Wharf 2 offer spectacular views of the Monterey Bay, freshly caught fish at local restaurants, and on-the-water activities, from fishing and whale watching to kayaking and paddle-boarding. 
  • The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is a federally protected undersea national park. The Sanctuary is remarkably beautiful and can be enjoyed on a whale watch, fishing boat, kayak, surf or paddle board, in SCUBA gear, or by walking along Del Monte Beach or the Coast Guard Pier.
  • The Recreation Trail is a beautiful setting to walk, rent a bike or surrey, and see harbor seals, sea otters and wildlife in natural habitats along Monterey Bay. 
  • Oldtown Monterey is the historic core of the city featuring an array of restaurants, shops, nightlife, the Monterey Museum of Art, and the OSIO movie theater showing avant-garde and contemporary films. Monterey was California’s first capitol and original adobes are still found on many street corners. Follow the Path of History tile markers in the sidewalks, from California's first theatre to Colton Hall, where the state's original constitution was written in 1849. 

Monterey’s historic character, blended with world class contemporary cultural amenities, makes it a highly sought-after destination. We appreciate LeadingAge CA selecting the Portola Hotel & Spa to host the 2021 Annual Conference here in Monterey, and we look forward to having you return again many times in the future.

With warm regards,

Mayor of Monterey 2016

Clyde Roberson

Mayor


Travelers from around the world flock to California’s central coast to experience the world-class sites and activities available in Monterey County. We invite you to virtually take a moment to be inspired by the destination’s 99-miles of pristine coastline, majestic marine life and more in anticipation of next year's Annual Conference. 

Monterey Bay Aquarium Jellies

Take in views of the Monterey Bay from a live webcam located on the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s ocean-view deck. Watch the ocean’s surface for harbor seals poking their heads out of the water or sea otters wrapped in kelp. For a complete tour of the Aquarium from home, click over to Google Street View’s full walking tour.

Portola Exterior

See what's happening outside of the Portola Hotel & Spa (the host hotel for Leading Age)– featuring an expansive view of the Monterey Bay, Old Fisherman's Wharf and nearby Custom House Plaza by visiting their webcam here.

Waves Crashing at Pebble Beach Golf Links

Golfers preparing for a bucket-list trip to Pebble Beach can play the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links via an online simulation. Or, simply soak up the scenery at the 18th hole – the most renowned finishing hole in golf – by watching a live webcam that captures the crashing surf and rugged backdrop.


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