Places to Go


  • Carmel Highlands
  • Carmel Valley Village
  • King City
  • Marina
  • Monterey
  • Pacific Grove
  • Pebble Beach
  • Salinas
  • Santa Cruz
  • Seaside


Calendar of Events

Monterey Region Places to Go and Acitivities

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    This summer, the City of Monterey, California, welcomes the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, the Moto GP, and the Blue Ocean Film Festival among many other special events. The City's temperate climate year-round means visitors can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities and special events all year.

     

    Kayaking, scuba diving, surfing and beach-going are just some of the activities to be enjoyed in and around Monterey Bay. Golf, shopping, and driving the spectacular coastline to Big Sur are a few of the many land based adventures.

     

    Monterey is home to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, a must-see attraction that delights and educates millions of visitors every year. Step outside the Aquarium and you're on Cannery Row, where John Steinbeck drew inspiration for his novel about life in Monterey during the heyday of the sardine canning industry. Today "the Row" is lined with hotels, shops and restaurants and fun activities for the entire family.

     

    From Cannery Row, you can walk or ride a rented surrey along the scenic Recreation Trail to Fisherman's Wharf. Along the way, you'll see harbor seals, sea otters and pelicans in natural habitats on the dazzling waterfront of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

     

    Set along this spectacular coast, the Monterey Conference Center draws high attendance at conferences, meetings and trade shows and is the only waterfront conference center in northern California.

     

    The Monterey County Convention and Visitor's Bureau provides the latest special offers on lodging, dining and entertainment. Hotels, inns, shops and restaurants are found in all the City's business districts. Monterey is known for its exceptional dining experiences and fresh local seafood.

     

    History surrounds you in the City of Monterey, one of the most historic sites in California. Original adobes are found on many street corners. Some are open for tours, others house contemporary businesses. From California's first theatre to Colton Hall where the state's constitution was first written, you can trace Monterey's rich past on the Path of History.

     

    Known for preserving its history, culture and natural environment, Monterey is a leader in creating a sustainable community by striking a balance between tourism and residents in this small community.

     

     

    Courtesy of the Official City of Monterey website.

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