The jewel of California's Central Coast provides a veritable feast for the outdoor adventure enthusiast: from mountain biking to whale watching, trail running to staggering sunsets, Monterey County has it all *and* some of the best food and wine anywhere in the world.

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Top Adventures in Monterey

Sail on Monterey Bay

Scuba Dive Breakwater Cove

Relax at Lover's Point Beach


Explore Lovers Point


Paddle Lover's Point

Bikepack Highway 1: Monterey to San Luis Obispo

130 mi / 9000 ft gain

Visit the Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary

1 mi

Play Volleyball at Asilomar Conference Grounds

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Monterey camping, hotels, and more

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Artists Escape | Custom Home By Local Carmel Artist

From $332/night

Pacific Grove, California

Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds

From $176/night

Del Monte Forest, California

Posh Home With Lush Courtyard & Outdoor Fireplace

From $676/night

Del Monte Forest, California

Palatial All Suite Pebble Beach Ocean View Estate

From $481/night

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

New Listing! Ocean View Getaway W/ Beach Access

From $1,152/night

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Ocean View Gem With Patio & Grill Walk To Beach

From $461/night

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