Resources COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 and the Communities of Monterey County

The Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau continues to closely monitoring the situation around the Coronavirus pandemic and is currently under a shelter-in-place order. The entire county is working diligently to help ensure the health and wellbeing of its residents and visitors.

The following are updates to our area:

Monterey County Reopening Stage: Monterey County is currently in Stage 2 of the State of California’s shelter-in-place order. Travel is still restricted to our area for essential travel only. Additionally, a face covering is required while out in public in all of Monterey County. 

Restaurants: Most restaurants in Monterey County are offering takeout or delivery services only. See the list of open businesses below.

Lodging: 46 of Monterey County’s more than 220 lodging properties are temporarily closed. See the list below for closed properties. Hotels that remain open are for essential travel only and for those that need to shelter-in-place. Please contact individual hotels for additional information and questions.

Parks: Many Monterey County Park trails are open, but with social distancing and congregate spaces closed. The majority of State Parks remain closed. Trails open to the local community include:

·         Fort Ord National Monument (Marina, CA)

·         Garland Ranch Park (Carmel Valley, CA)

·         Jacks Peak Park (Monterey, CA)

·         Lake San Antonio (near King City, CA)

·         Palo Corona Regional Park (Carmel, CA) – only accessible at Carmel Valley Road entrance

·         Royal Oaks Park (Prunedale, CA)

·         San Lorenzo Park (King City, CA)

·         Toro Park (Salinas, CA)

Beaches: Many Monterey County beaches are open for the local community to enjoy physical activity (no sitting or sunbathing) and with proper social distancing. Parking lots are temporarily closed, with parking along roadways prohibited. Some beaches remain temporarily closed, including Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur.

Outdoor Recreation: Several outdoor recreation operations are offering services to promote health and wellness within the local community only. Biking and kayak rental businesses are open with social distancing and sanitation procedures in place. Many golf courses have reopened with modified operations to follow proper safety and health requirements. Monterey and Moss Landing boating launch ramps are also now open for recreational boaters. A few businesses offering services include:

·         Adventures by the Sea (Monterey, CA) – biking and kayaking

·         Big Sur Adventures (Monterey, CA) – e-bike rentals

·         Black Horse and Bayonet Golf Courses (Seaside, CA)

·         Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Course (Carmel Valley, CA) – golf only

·         Pacific Grove Golf Links (Pacific Grove, CA)

·         Pebble Beach Golf Links (Pebble Beach, CA)

·         Spyglass Hill Golf Course (Pebble Beach, CA)

·         Quail Lodge & Golf Club (Carmel Valley, CA) – golf only

While the normal Monterey County visitor experience has been altered at this time, we have created  virtual experiences of our destination for your enjoyment at home, as well as are sharing #SeeMontereyFromHome moments through our social media channels.

We encourage all travelers and residents to follow the safety guidances offered by the CDC and local and state public health authorities.

Our thoughts are with those affected by this virus. For additional public health and travel guidance, including health care providers in our area, we encourage you to visit the links throughout this page.

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