Welcome to Monterey!

Monterey is a scenic and historic California coastal destination. Just two hours by car from San Francisco or a five hour drive from Los Angeles, Monterey is place to EXPLORE and ENJOY! From the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to Spanish-era adobes and John Steinbeck's Cannery Row, Monterey welcomes visitors from around the world.

Monterey in the News

Check out Buzzfeed's "14 Reasons Monterey Will Ruin You For Life"

Monterey named one of the Top 10 Happiest Seaside Towns in 2015

10 Places Where the Wild Things Are - "Monterey Bay is the best place to see marine mammals outside the Antarctic"

Top 10 Spots to Visit in 2014 -#4 - Central Coast of California

Top 10 Wine Stories of 2013 - Wine Enthusiast Magazine #6- Central Coast, the "Other" California

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  • Monterey is one of the most historic cities in California
  • Dining and Shopping options
  • Outdoor Fun!
  • Places to Stay
  • So many things to do
  • Transportation and Parking
  • Maps and Directions

Monterey, CA (93940)

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