About the Monterey Bay area

The white sand beaches are perfect for relaxation and recreation, while world-famous golf courses dazzle even seasoned pros. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is second to none, and thanks to their conservation efforts, marine wildlife can be spotted during any given stroll along the coast. Directly in the center of Pacific shoreline, Monterey Bay provides unparalleled access to California’s greatest destinations, which some consider to be the greatest destinations in the country.

People walking on the beach during sunset.

Conveniently located near some of the best attractions in the U.S.

  • 5 minutes to the beaches of Monterey Bay
  • 30 minutes to Big Sur
  • 1 hour to San Jose/Silicon Valley
  • 2 hours to San Francisco
  • 4.5 hours to Yosemite National Park or Lake Tahoe
  • 5 hours to LA/Hollywood/Disneyland

This guide will help you get to know the area.