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If you ever wanted to take a little bit of Monterey with you to flourish back at home, the 50th Annual Cuttings Day just might be the perfect solution. On March 18th, well into Central California's mild spring, the City of Monterey hosts a huge swap-meet of gardeners and plants, with free seedlings for your home garden. Call the city's Parks Department for more information: 831-646-3860.

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Monterey Attractions


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What to do and Where to go

National Steinbeck CenterFrom the world-class Monterey Bay Aquarium to the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, Monterey County offers an endless list of fantastic things to see and do, for both the first-time and the regular visitor. With so many options, it's best to plan your itinerary in advance, so you don't miss the attractions you really want to see. This website can help you do just that.

History buffs will enjoy walking Monterey's Path of History, looking for landmarks like Custom House, Cooper-Molera Adobe, and The House of the Blue Gate. If you love the outdoors, go tide pooling along the rocky shore, ride horseback over open meadows, or hike in one of our many nature preserves. For a more romantic getaway, indulge in one of our many pampering spas or hideaway resorts.

Spiritual speakers might find inspiration at Esalen in Big Sur, or by walking the new labyrinth near the mouth of Carmel Valley. Shoppers discover something in every price range, with dozens of local 'treasures' across the county. And families traveling with the kids should check out our Family and Children link for a list of great activities and attractions that enthrall adults and youngsters alike.

Don't worry if you can't fit it all in on one trip. It just means you now have a great excuse to return time and time again!



Monterey County Attractions


A Taste of Monterey Wine Tasting Centers
Monterey and Salinas

Cannery Row
Monterey


Carmel Mission
Carmel-by-the-Sea


Dennis the Menace Playground
Monterey

Earthbound Farm
Carmel Valley


Edgewater Family Fun Center
Monterey

Elkhorn Slough
Moss Landing


The Farm
Salinas

Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey


Ghost Walk of Old Monterey
Monterey

The Maritime Museum of Monterey & Stanton Center
Monterey


Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca
Monterey-Salinas

Mission San Antonio de Padua
King City

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey

Monterey County Parks
All Monterey County


Monterey County Youth Museum (MY Museum)
Monterey

Monterey Fairgrounds & Exposition Park
Monterey

Monterey Museum of Art
Monterey

Monterey State Historic Park
Monterey


Monterey Wine Country
All Monterey County

National Steinbeck Center
Salinas


Old Monterey Market Place
Monterey

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Pacific Grove

Point Pinos Lighthouse
Pacific Grove

Point Sur Lightstation
Carmel-by-the-Sea


Recreation Trail
Castroville to Pacific Grove

Redwings Horse Sanctuary
Lockwood


San Carlos Beach Diving
Monterey

Soledad Mission
Soledad


Steinbeck's Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum
Monterey

Ventana Wilderness Sanctuary
Big Sur

Wild Things
Salinas


Nearby Attractions


Bonfante Gardens Family Theme Park
Gilroy

Hearst Castle
San Simeon

Roaring Camp & Big Trees Railroad
Felton

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz

Winchester Mystery House
San Jose