Salinas Biological Summit 2023

Please accept our warmest welcome to the Salinas Biological Summit at the wonderful CSUMB Salinas City Center.

Visitors from all over the world have come to appreciate our natural beauty, historical sites, and mild climate. 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. Salinas is an integral part of our culture and there are many aspects you can experience during your visit. As the hometown of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author John Steinbeck, Salinas houses the nationally renowned National Steinbeck Center Museum featuring multi-sensory exhibits, rare artifacts, film clips, and special exhibitions, as well as Steinbeck House, for a unique lunch spot. Salinas City Center is the hub of the city's shopping scene, featuring unique boutiques and several art galleries. Discover the heart of Downtown Salinas on a walking tour to see the murals, sculptures and significant historic architecture in Salinas painted by local and visiting artists. Downtown Salinas is also a culinary hotspot thanks to the growing food scene, numerous breweries popping up, and the weekly Old Town Salinas Farmers Market. For added insights please visit the California Welcome Center Salinas, located at the historic Southern Pacific Freight Depot in the Intermodal Transit Center of Downtown Salinas. As a regional heritage center, it features Postcards, Passengers, and Produce, an exhibit telling the story of how the 5th largest economy in the world, and the most populous state in the nation, was developed.

Experience attractions along the Monterey Peninsula, such as the world-renowned 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 diversions found throughout the county.

Thank you for joining the Salinas Biological Summit. We hope you find your Moment for Inspiration here in Monterey County!

Warm regards,

Rob O’Keefe
President & CEO

Rob O'Keefe 2022

Stay & 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.

Monterey Itineraries. 

With so much to see and do, you may need a bit of help to make the most out of your stay in Monterey County. Our itineraries will help get you on your way to a memorable Monterey County experience. 

To view our itineraries, please visit our website here