Located on the breathtaking Pacific Coast, Monterey County offers iconic California attractions – the wonders of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the shops of historic Cannery Row, legendary golf courses including the famous Pebble Beach Golf Links, and some of the most scenic drives in the world.
Monterey County is a haven for all things active – you can hike, kayak or bike, take in the thrills of an auto race, or golf at a course with breathtaking views of Monterey Bay. And if you are looking to relax, you can pamper yourself with a spa weekend, visit a winery, and stroll the walkable streets of Carmel, dotted with galleries and boutiques. The diversity of culinary styles in the region coupled with the abundance of local ingredients and a year-round growing season make Monterey a dining destination.
Monterey offers countless local festivals and events that celebrate sports, culture, art, and music. Local events include the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, a premier charity golf event that brings the community together with global leaders in sports, entertainment, and industry; the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, exhibiting prized collector cars on the famed eighteenth fairway at Pebble Beach; the Monterey Jazz Festival, the longest continuously-running annual jazz event in the world; and the Steinbeck Festival, which celebrates John Steinbeck, one of Monterey’s most notable residents who chronicled the region in a number of his stories.