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Monterey County Locals

As Monterey County reopens, our businesses need your support more than ever before. Now is the moment to safely and responsibly rediscover this beautiful awe-inspiring place we call home. Local businesses are offering unbeatable deals and specials that you can purchase for use now or later. Treat yourself to an unforgettable dining experience, grab a gift card, take a relaxing staycation at one of our world-class hotels or take an exhilarating whale watching excursion on the Bay. Your support makes all the difference!

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Get Out Responsibly

As our destination welcomes visitors to enjoy our county, we ask that travelers visit responsibly and follow safety precautions, as outlined by health care officials including: 

  • Mask up as needed: face coverings are required for unvaccinated individuals and when individual businesses require them.
  • Stay home: if you show signs of illness, stay home. Follow CDC guidance for safe travel.
  • Leave no trace behind: Properly dispose of all trash and plastics, including face coverings. Help us keep Monterey County beautiful for generations to come.

What's Open in Monterey County?

Hotels in Monterey County are open with the highest standards of health and safety protocols in place. Monterey County lodging properties are following the California Hotel and Lodging Association Clean + Safe guidelines, in addition to other commitments and/or certifications. Please check with individual establishments for details and availability. Socially distant outdoor activities are being encouraged for your health and wellness - so please get out responsibly!

  • Restaurants are open for indoor dining at a limited capacity, outdoor, takeout and/or delivery with health and safety protocols in place. Masks are required upon entering and while being seated. Carmel-by-the-Sea, Pacific Grove, Seaside and other areas have expanded outdoor seating options to accommodate more guests. Reservations are recommend, but not required at all locations.
  • Attractions including zoos, aquariums, family entertainment centers and museums are able to open at a limited capacity. Many will reopen on their own schedule. Please check individual websites for information. 
  • Parks & Beaches are open at this time. Monterey County Park and State Park trails are open, with masks and social distancing required. Congregate spaces remain closed. Please check individual park websites for updates. For information on Big Sur, please visit here. Refer to posted signage for additional information.
  • Outdoor Recreational Facilities are open and allowed to facilitate physically distanced health and wellness through outdoor exercise. This includes biking, kayaking, scuba diving, surfing and more.
  • Shopping Centers & Retail Shops are open at a limited capacity for walk-in customers with health and safety protocols in place. Guests must wear masks and practice social distancing.