Monterey Meetings All Inspired

Welcome to Monterey County!

We are so glad you found your way here! 

We invite you to explore this distinctive and diverse region and hope you become inspired by the natural beauty, historical sites, and mild climate that Monterey has to offer.

Our breathtaking destination will allow you to relax, rejuvenate and refocus. We hope you become a fan of Monterey County personally and return many times over, or perhaps extend your stay to make the most of being in this amazing destination. We invite you to explore this distinctive and diverse region. Experience the world-renowned attractions like the Monterey Bay Aquarium, galleries and shops of charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, our multitude of wine-tasting roomsOld Fisherman’s Wharf, and Historic Downtown Monterey, plus enjoy the many wonderful restaurants and scenic spots found throughout the county. No matter which path you take in Monterey County it’s sure to lead to inspiration!


Warm regards,

Rob O’Keefe
President & CEO

Rob O'Keefe 2022

Stay and Play in Monterey

There is plenty to see and do in Monterey County outside of meeting room walls. Whether it’s sipping your way through Carmel Valley's boutique wine tasting rooms or hopping on an unforgettable whale watching excursion, Monterey County provides meeting attendees with a variety of extracurricular activities.

Within its 12 towns, there’s so much to discover in Monterey County! Explore more than 60 restaurants in downtown Monterey, numerous vineyards and tasting rooms, ten major museums, and wide array of attractions—from the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium to 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach.

Food & Wine in Monterey County

An abundance of locally procured ingredients and a year-round growing season set the stage for truly unforgettable dining experience in Monterey County. And wherever you find amazing food, you're bound to find great wine here. The viticulture in the area is world-renowned and makes every meal an opportunity to challenge even the most refined olfactory skills and palates. Bon appetit!

Monterey County Shopping

Monterey County's shopping scene is full of great deals and extraordinary surprises, from fine art to locally owned boutiques and everything in between.

In addition to personal attention and unique, affordable goods, shoppers in Monterey County enjoy variety. The region's stores, studios and retail centers are as diverse as its beach, mountain and vineyard landscapes. That means the perfect purchase is never hard to find. Learn more about the best shopping spots throughout Monterey County on our website here