Nestled along California's central coast, Monterey County offers an immersive blend of natural splendor, luxurious escapes and rich cultural history, inspiring you to find your way here. Stretching across 99 miles of stunning coastline along the famed Highway 1, this region offers a panorama of vistas that span the majestic redwood forests to the verdant valley and pristine coastline. Each corner of Monterey County beckons with a diverse array of experiences that not only connect visitors with the breathtaking landscape but also foster connections with loved ones and within oneself. From wellness retreats and world-class dining to renowned golf courses and outdoor adventures, the spirit of exploration defines Monterey County. Luxury experiences from Big Sur to Pebble Beach await, with upscale wellness retreats and immersive experiences for the mind, body and soul. Rich in culture, explore the historic Cannery Row, Old Fisherman’s Wharf, the former artist colony of Carmel-by-the-Sea and take a jaunt through the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas.
Home to multiple Michelin-starred restaurants, the cuisine fuses coastal flavors with the bounty of the bay and local agriculture. Once-in-a-lifetime hikes, up-close wildlife excursions, the globally recognized Monterey Bay Aquarium and Pinnacles National Park beckons nature lovers. A leading producer of Chardonnay, a wealth of award-winning wineries and vineyards in Carmel Valley and Salinas Valley offer hands-on experiences. Taste your way through the region’s award-winning wines at tasting rooms throughout Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea. The vibrant beer scene from Salinas to Monterey offers a wealth of locally brewed craft beers.