On June 5th, Governor Newsom issued new guidance for several business sectors including family entertainment centers, restaurants, wineries and bars, zoos and museums, gyms and fitness centers, hotels for tourism and individual travel, cardrooms and racetracks, and campgrounds and outdoor recreation. The Governor’s purpose is to provide guidance on how businesses can resume operations while supporting a safe, clean environment for workers. Variance counties such as Monterey County can open these sectors with approval by the County Health Officer after review of local COVID-19 indicators. Read full update here.
For full update on County Variances throughout the state and all sectors that have been granted permission to reopen, click here.




Wednesday, June 10th from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 11th from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, June 12th from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 18th from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Monday, June 22nd from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 24th from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.



Monterey, California Marks 250th Anniversary on June 3, 2020
The city of Monterey marked its 250th anniversary on June 3, 2020. While previously scheduled June events are currently on hold, the city’s historic buildings and iconic businesses are waiting to be explored by both those near and far when the time is right.
Tourism Matters: Monterey County Reaches Record Tourism Spending in 2019
According to the annual travel impacts report conducted by Dean Runyan Associates on behalf of Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCCVB), traveler spending totaled a record $3.24 billion in 2019, an increase of 3.3 percent from 2018.
Monterey County Tourism Remains Focused on Recovery
MCHA, MPCC & MCCVB focus on Business and Marketing Recovery
Monterey County Tourism Faces Devastating Impact
Short-term loss estimated to be $400 to $500 million in first 90 days of COVID-19 pandemic
Monterey County Hospitality and Tourism Organizations Stand United
The blow to a critical industry is being monitored, mitigated and will be overcome


Last month, you should have received a letter from us regarding membership dues. At this time, we want you to know that you will not be receiving a membership renewal invoice as regularly scheduled. Your dues for fiscal year 2020-21 are postponed.  You will receive an invoice at a later date, for a pro-rated amount. During this time, your membership and benefits will remain current and active.
If you have any questions regarding your membership benefits or your listing(s) on SeeMonterey.com, please contact Jeniffer Kocher at: jkocher@seemonterey.com.



We're All In This Together

As we work towards recovering our tourism economy, let's work together to encourage safe and responsible travel by encouraging everyone to abide by the safety guidelines recommended from local, state and national health authorities, including:
  • Wear face coverings: if you go out in public, wear face coverings and follow CDC guidelines.
  • Follow the 6-feet rule: practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet apart at all times. This includes time spent on trails, at parks and other outdoors spaces.
  • Stay home: if you show signs of illness, stay home. Self-quarantine for at least two weeks if you have been in a high-risk area.
  • Leave no trace behind: Properly dispose of all trash and plastics, including face coverings. Help us keep Monterey County beautiful for generations to come.


    Now the tourism landscape has vastly changed, but the need to preserve California has not. Visit California will continue to inspire safe and responsible tourism as counties across the state begin to reopen for leisure travel. This means asking our visitors – including California residents – to respect our communities, our environment, and the fellow travelers and locals they meet along the way.  Read more here.