President's Circle Award Trip


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Welcome to Monterey County!

Please accept our warmest welcome to Monterey County for the President's Circle Award Trip at the beautiful Monterey Marriott. 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. Please refer to our Travel Alerts page for any relevant information over the dates of your visit. This page is regularly updated for COVID-19 and any other relevant destination insight.

Please call upon the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau for any needs during your stay.

Warm regards,

Rob O’Keefe
President & CEO

Rob O'Keefe

Know Before You Go


Monterey County boasts a consistent mild climate.  Jackets and sweaters are always a good idea, you may want to consider walking shoes for activities.


In Monterey County, you will find an array of dining opportunities to expand your palate day and night. An abundance of locally procured ingredients and a year-round growing season set the stage for truly unforgettable dining, noshing and wanton sampling. Wherever you find interesting food in Monterey County, you're going to find great wine. Click HERE for a list of our favorite restaurants with an ocean view.

Dinners and Activities




Travel Time from Monterey Marriot Hotel



Thursday, November 11

Monterey Bay Aquarium

10:00 am-12:00 pm

30 minute walk

6 minute drive

886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA, 93940


Sardine Factory

5:30 pm

25 minute walk

5 minute drive

701 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940 

831. 373.3775

Friday, November 12

Whale Watching on the Princess Monterey

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Must arrive at 8:15 am

10 minute walk 

5 minute drive

96 Fisherman’s Warf 1, Monterey, CA 93340

GPS Address: Waterfront Lot 245 Washington St., Monterey, CA 93940


Pebble Beach E-Bike

2:00 pm-4:30 pm

2 minute walk or drive

210 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940

(alongside of the Portola Plaza Hotel)


Grasings Restaurant

6:00 pm

15 minute drive

6th St. & Mission, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921


Saturday, November 13


10:00 am-12:00 pm

20 minute walk 

5 minute drive

299 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940


Self-Guided E-Bike Tour

2:00 pm-4:30 pm

20 minute walk  

5 minute drive

299 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940


Paluca Trattoria

6:00 pm

6 minute walk 

3 minute drive

6 Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940