Monterey County attractions

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The Monterey Aquarium is one of Monterey County's most visited attractions.

Monterey County is a county on the Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California, its northwestern section forming the southern half of Monterey Bay. As of 2000, the population was 401,762. The coastline includes Big Sur, State Route 1, and the 17 Mile Drive on the Monterey Peninsula. The city of Monterey was the capital of California under Spanish and Mexican rule. The economy is primarily based upon tourism in the coastal regions, and agriculture in the Salinas Valley. Monterey County was home to writer and Nobel prize laureate John Steinbeck, writer Robert Louis Stevenson, and California poet Robinson Jeffers.

Monterey County attractions
National Steinbeck Center in Steinbeck's hometown, Salinas
Soledad Mission
Cannery Row Monterey
The Lone Cypress, a symbol of Pebble Beach, as seen from 17-Mile Drive
Cultural facilities
Historic sites
Literary sites
Scenic drives
Golf areas
  • Pebble Beach – a small coastal resort destination, home to the golf course Pebble Beach Golf Links and host to the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (formerly known as the Crosby Clambake), which is held there every February. Also the site of the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance auto show, which has been held in Pebble Beach since 1950.
  • Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Courses
  • Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Links, the back nine of which was designed by Jack Neville, who also designed Pebble Beach
Popular hiking and outdoor activity locations


  1. ^ "Home Page". Montereybaybotanicalgarden. Retrieved 12 August 2018.

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