Come. Work. Play.
Monterey County is located on the Central Coast of California and is home
to the spectacular Big Sur coastline and the rich, fertile Salinas Valley.
We are just two hours from San Francisco, and within driving distance
of Lake Tahoe and Los Angeles. Just down the road are the vineyards of
Napa and Sonoma and Monterey County has also established itself as one
of the world's premier wine-producing regions. There are 17 golf courses
here, which is why our area is a world-class destination. With 10 colleges
and universities within a 40-mile radius, we are also a center of higher
education. In addition there is an endless variety of recreational and
cultural activities including the National Steinbeck Center located in
the heart of charming Old Town Salinas and the world-famous Monterey Bay
Aquarium on the water in Monterey. Racing fans flock to Laguna Seca. The
Monterey County Fairgrounds are an annual pilgrimage for jazz lovers and
fans of the world renowned Monterey Jazz Festival. For more information
about our area, visit the
official guidebook of the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
For additional information on surrounding areas and attractions, click
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