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Monterey County: So Much to Discover

Monterey County highlights everything that's best about California. From Monterey's hotels and seaside restaurants to the hillside vineyards and intimate tasting rooms of the Salinas and Carmel Valleys, 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, Monterey has a feast of fun just waiting to be sampled.


Outdoor Recreation

Explore miles of epic hiking trails. Bask on the sand of spectacular California beaches. Ride out on an outback equestrian adventure. Work your core on a Stand up Paddleboard. Whale watch on the nation’s largest marine sanctuary. Wind surf off sand dunes. Kayak pristine nature preserves. Trek, bike or simply take a stroll in John Steinbeck’s footsteps. Monterey County takes the great outdoors to the next level.

1. Plan the perfect outdoor adventure with this itinerary

2. Get your hike on via these top trails

3. Whale watching and tips for the experience of a lifetime