Monterey Bay is a small, safe, welcoming, and supportive community with amazing scenery and a lot of activity.
The white sand beaches are a short bike ride away from campus and are perfect for relaxation and recreation, while nearby mountains and redwood forests are ideal for camping and long hikes.
Marine wildlife can be seen from the shore at any time of the year. The area has great shopping, an excellent aquarium, and is a major tourist destination for its scenic views, best-in-class wineries, its vibrant arts scene, and abundant outdoor activities.
CSUMB's campus is located in the center of the California coastline, providing students easy access to famous destinations like San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Los Angeles.
As a vibrant tourist destination, there is always something happening in Monterey! Check the below links for some ideas on how to spend your time.
The following video was produced by exchange student and Cinematic Arts & Technology Major, Tomoaki Yui of Dokkyo University (Sōka, Japan) with help from Ali Hamza of Østfold University College (Halden, Norway) and Alba Uruñuela of the Universidad de Deusto (Bilbao, Spain).
Facts gathered with help from SeeMonterey.com