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Monterey County Celtic Week
July 1-8
Parade Sunday on Ocean Avenue in Carmel featuring dancers, bagpipers, and drummers. The week continues with Pub Night, a Celtic Concert, and the Scottish Games and Celtic Festival at Monterey County Toro Park on Saturday and Sunday. (831) 633-4444
www.montereyscotgames.com


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Shopping Spree Promo Since the 1880s, visitors have been enjoying the spectacular beauty of California's Central Coast. Located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Monterey County's dramatic ocean scenery, pristine pine forests, and historic communities continue to beckon adventure-seekers, seafarers, artists, writers and vacationers. And no other California county can boast 99 miles of breathtaking Pacific coastline.

Whether you come for our world renowned attractions, our array of recreational activities, our special events, fine dining, arts and culture, wine tasting or just for a getaway to one of our many lodging properties, Monterey County welcomes you. Families or couples, singles and groups of friends, Monterey County invites you to indulge.
    

Reasons to Come Soon


A TOP-RANKED TRAVEL DESTINATION
THE MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM IS NO. 8
The Monterey Bay Aquarium was ranked No. 8 on a list of the 10 top U.S. attractions. This ranking is a result over 10 million online reviews submitted by over 6 million TripAdvisor members. Reviews covered more than 260,000 attractions and hotels in the United States and Europe. Other top attractions include Orlando, Alcatraz, the Grand Canyon, the San Diego Zoo, and New York’s Central Park.

In 2004, a Zagat survey named the Monterey Bay Aquarium as the best aquarium in the nation and the overall No. 3 top-rated family attraction in the country. Visit the Aquarium website at www.mbayaq.org.

RED BULL U.S. GRAND PRIX AT LAGUNA SECA
RED BULL U.S. GRAND PRIX AND MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (July 20th-22nd)
One of the top events in international motorcycling, the MotoGP World Championship races into Monterey when Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosts the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix...Learn more >>


"GREAT BULLS OF FIRE" AT THE CALIFORNIA RODEO
CALIFORNIA RODEO SALINAS (July 19th-22nd)
The California Rodeo Salinas promises edge-of-your-seat thrills for the entire family. Top pro competition in steer wrestling, bull riding, calf roping, bareback bronco riding, and barrel racing. Enjoy parades, night shows and great food...Learn more >>


WILD THINGS
Try a unique adventure this summer at Wild Things and Vision Quest Ranch. Located minutes from Salinas, Wild Things is home to over 100 exotic animals from lions, tigers and cheetahs to kangaroos, monkeys and elephants. Meet Josef the Lion and his friends on daily tours that begin at 1:00 p.m and 3:00 p.m., or overnight in an African-style bungalow and have your breakfast served by a Wild Things elephant!

Find out more at wildthingsinc.com.


TOP FREE ACTIVITIES IN MONTEREY COUNTY
Good Morning America featured Monterey County as a top destination for fun, free activities. Now you can get a free list of affordable area adventures!

From tours of historical sites and a working chocolate factory, to wine tasting rooms and mountain bike trails, travelers on a budget can tap into Monterey County's "A" list activities without breaking the bank. Check out the region's Top 25 picks for an affordable, exciting getaway along Monterey Bay. View the PDF >>




Hotel Reservations


County of Monterey
County of Monterey

Carmel-by-the-Sea
Carmel-by-the-Sea

Del Rey Oaks
City of Del Rey Oaks

City of Marina
City of Marina

City of Monterey
City of Monterey

Salinas
City of Salinas

Sand City
Sand City

Seaside
City of Seaside

Soledad
City of Soledad