Meeting Planners Why Monterey

Why Monterey

With natural beauty known around the world, Monterey County is an iconic, bucket-list destination that builds event attendance every time. Choose a destination for your meetings and conventions that will inspire your participants!

Top Reasons to Book Monterey County

Cooking for Solutions- Dining EventNatural Attendance Builder

As one association planner said, "If I can book Monterey, attendance will go up." With so many iconic attractions and diverse activity options your delegates will be sure not to miss an event here. Attendees often add time prior or after the program schedule to fully enjoy the area.


Big Sur CoastGreatest Meeting of Land and Sea

Monterey is an exceptionally beautiful destination for meetings. From the scenic coastlines and countryside valley vistas, it is an iconic setting for all types of gatherings from which attendees will return home from completely inspired. 


Top 10 Snapshots Spots - Fisherman's WharfVenue Options

Monterey has a range of venues for all budgets and service levels with 200 lodging properties across the county. From large and affordable hotels with conference space to quaint consortiums of bed & breakfasts to high end retreats, find the perfect lodging solution for your meeting in Monterey.


Monterey Bay Aquarium - Attractions PageArea Attractions

Each area within this region has a specific character and personality with something unique to offer and are just minutes away. Your delegates will be amazed at how quick and easy it is to get from one area to another to enjoy great activities from land to sea. 


Food & WineFood & Wine

The freshest menu ingredients are locally sourced and available for your meals in Monterey County. As the "Salad Bowl of the World" you can count on this area to provide a cornucopia of delicious produce from the valleys and sustainable seafood from the Monterey Bay, also known as the "Serengeti of the Sea."



Destination Specialist

We are able to offer you complimentary services via our expert team. Our professional staff acts as a liaison between your association, company or group and our member hotels, attractions and convention facilities. Whatever your need or desire, our team will work with you to create your most inspirational meeting yet.


Beer FestivalPerfect Weather

We have an array of attractions and activities for all ages and abilities, but luckily we do not have that same assortment of weather. Temperatures consistently average 65 degrees year-round, so you can plan your program with confidence that weather will cooperate.


EcoDomeFocused on Sustainability

From the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary with 99 miles of pristine beaches and the truly iconic Big Sur coastline, further inland to the geological wonder at Pinnacles National Park - We take personal responsibility to protect these inspirational assets. This extends to how we welcome our guests and how we host meetings and conferences in our destination.