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.

Top Adventures in Monterey

Sail on Monterey Bay

Scuba Dive Breakwater Cove

Huckleberry Hill Loop Trail

1.84 mi / 620 ft gain

Shoreline Stroll Trail

9.56 mi / 292 ft gain

Relax at Lover's Point Beach


Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

3.95 mi / 125 ft gain
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Monterey camping, hotels, and more

370 Shasta Street, California

Seaside Escape with Patio | Walkable Locale

From $157/night

370 Shasta Street, California

Upscale Beach Retreat | Walk to Coast & Eateries

From $291/night

Pacific Grove, California

Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds

From $176/night

1048 Portola Drive, California

Updated Del Rey Oaks Haven with Outdoor Living

From $262/night

Del Monte Forest, California

Posh Home with Lush Courtyard & Outdoor Fireplace

From $779/night

Del Monte Forest, California

Palatial All-Suite Pebble Beach Ocean-View Estate

From $481/night

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