The Best of California
Monterey County highlights everything that's best about California. From Monterey Peninsula's seaside restaurants to the Salinas Valley's hillside vineyards, from Big Sur's redwood groves to Pebble Beach's perfectly groomed golf courses, from Salinas' old-fashioned rodeo to Carmel-By-The-Sea's elite music and art festivals all surrounding the quaint charm of America’s Last Hometown, Pacific Grove, Monterey County has a feast of fun just waiting to be sampled.
Monterey County offers iconic California experiences. Take a drive down Highway One, winding along the breathtaking Big Sur coastline, and experience the top road trip in the United States. Sip handcrafted wines at tucked-away tasting rooms where the winemaker might just be the person pouring. Take a surfing lesson – and catch a glimpse of a barefoot beach wedding as you ride your board to shore. Play eighteen holes at legendary golf courses or just hang out at the nineteenth hole and watch the pros practice. Monterey County is your destination for a perfect California vacation.
A Few Suggestions
Visit Monterey County and see the amazing Monterey Bay Aquarium, as well as Old Fisherman's Wharf and Historic Cannery Row, made legendary by famous Salinas writer John Steinbeck.
Experience the world-class golf courses of Pebble Beach.
Take a California wine country vacation in Carmel Valley, Soledad or Salinas Valley, or go art gallery hopping in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea or buzzing Sand City.
For an outdoor experience, hike the wild trails of Big Sur, go surfing at Asilomar State Beach, or watch the hang gliders in Marina and Seaside.
Dine in centrally located Pacific Grove, and relax in an old-fashioned, seaside home town among the Victorian cottages and Monarch butterflies of Pacific Grove.
Monterey County is your destination for a perfect California vacation.