Monterey County is home to more than a dozen charming towns, miles of beautiful coastline, amazing scenic drives and some of the best landscapes in California!

With so much to explore, here are my top reasons to visit Monterey County, California:

With the ocean right outside the aquarium’s back door, visitors can spot dolphins, sea otters and whales from the ocean-view decks.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Whether strolling the beaches, hiking the parks, viewing wildlife, kayaking the ocean or driving the coastline, Monterey County is a nature-lover’s dream!

Breathtaking Scenery

A visit to Carmel Valley Village provides quaint tasting rooms, local shops and restaurants, and 20 tasting rooms within walking distance!


Monterey County has nearly 100 miles of coastline that drivers can cruise along coast hugging roads that leads you to some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States!

Scenic Drives

With a great pride of his literary works, Monterey County is now home to the National Steinbeck Center Museum, The Steinbeck House and Steinbeck Plaza at Cannery Row.


Floating and diving, repeating this pattern again and again, the sea otters mesmerized me!

Wildlife Viewing

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