Travel Tips From Monterey Locals

Who knows Monterey County best? Locals do! That’s why we asked restaurant owners, wine makers, artists, musicians, entrepreneurs and community members that call this place home what they love most about Monterey County. Inside Monterey highlights favorite local spots to eat, shop, drink and explore outdoors. Get the inside scoop and start adding these local favorites to your next itinerary.

Ep. 13: Inside Monterey With Mayson Bothwell, Miss California Rodeo Salinas

In celebration of California Rodeo Salinas 2023 July 20-23, we saddled up with Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2022, Mayson Bothwell! The King City native comes from a 5th generation California family with deep roots in ranching. The Rodeo is a 113 year old tradition here in Monterey County, consisting of professional rodeo events, food (don’t miss the churros!), western performers and more. Immerse in the Spanish ranchero days at this year's event, and get the inside scoop from Mayson below.

DJ Luna

Ep. 12: Inside Monterey with Mariana Arredondo, DJ Luna at Pearl Hour

Michelle Lee, Michelle Kneads Dough

Ep. 11: Inside Monterey With Michelle Lee, Baker and Owner of Michelle Kneads Dough

John Carr - Inside Monterey

Ep. 10: Inside Monterey With John Carr, Racer At Sea Otter Classic

Jane Hayes of Monterey Farms

Ep. 9: Inside Monterey With Jane Hayes, Founder of Monterey Farms

Darryl Choates, Deja Blue, Seaside Food & Bev 2

Ep. 8: Inside Monterey With Darryl Choates, Owner of Deja Blue Soul Food Restaurant and Club

Chris Devers, CEO of Rancho Cielo

Ep. 7: Inside Monterey With Chris Devers, CEO Of Rancho Cielo

Justin Cogley Aubergine

Ep. 6: Inside Monterey with Justin Cogley, Executive Chef at Aubergine Restaurant

Kari Bernardi Big Sur Food & Wine Festival

Ep. 5: Inside Monterey With Kari Bernardi, Chef and Owner of Super Natural Foods Company

Norm Groot Monterey County Farm Bureau

Ep. 4: Inside Monterey with Norm Groot, Executive Director of the Monterey County Farm Bureau

Chad & Sarah Silacci of Rustique Wines

Ep. 3: Inside Monterey with Chad Silacci, Wine Maker and Owner of Rustiqué Wines

Chanterria McGilbra Prancing Ponies Foundation

Ep. 2: Inside Monterey with Chanterria McGilbra, Founder of Prancing Ponies Foundation

Greg and Madigan Ahn Folktale Group

Ep. 1: Inside Monterey with Greg and Madigan Ahn, Founders of Folktale Group


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