Lauded frequently in the press, Monterey
County’s hotels, golf courses, wine country,
and other assets rank with the best in the
world. Wine Enthusiast Magazine named
Monterey County as one of its 10 best wine-travel destinations for 2013 — the only California wine region to make the list — and the
International Association of Golf Tour Operators voted it as 2013’s Top North American
Monterey County’s hospitality community holds tight to the mantra “do whatever
it takes,” and as a result, the 200-plus properties that add up to more than 12,000 rooms
have earned some of the highest accolades
in the industry. Travel + Leisure’s “500 World’s
Best Hotels for 2014” list include four hotels
from Monterey County, and six area properties made Conde Nast Traveler’s 2014 Gold
List of the top 200 hotels in the United States.
As for its meeting spaces, Monterey County has dozens of highly regarded venues for
groups of up to 3,000 attendees. The Monterey Conference Center is adjacent to 700
hotel rooms; 61,000 square feet of meeting,
exhibition, and banquet space (including
meeting space at the adjacent hotels); and
a 500-seat theater. The destination’s off-site
venue options cover a wide scope of settings,
including the Cannery Row Brewing Company, Carmel Valley Ranch, and a plethora
of award-winning restaurants.
Active attendees will find an endless vari-
ety of ways to get outside and experience the
natural beauty of Monterey County’s many
state parks and beaches. For team-building
or incentive programs, groups can test their
driving skills at the Land Rover Experience
Driving School at Quail Lodge & Golf Club,
go for a hike in Big Sur, or take a swing on
the world-famous Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Guided tours targeting nearly every inter-
est include downtown food tours of Carmel,
scenic motorcycle drives, movie tours (more
than 200 movies have been filmed in the
region), and many others.
Monterey Regional Airport is just 10 minutes away from downtown Monterey, and
offers connections on Alaska Airlines, Allegiant,
American Airlines, United Express, and US Airways. Mineta San Jose International Airport is
a 60-minute drive from downtown Monterey.
For more information: Monterey County
Convention & Visitors Bureau —
(800) 555-6290; email@example.com;
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Bureau lists Bixby Bridge as one of the top 10 most
snapshot-worthy sites in monterey county.
Step back cannery row, one of america’s most well-known
streets due to its rich history, was officially named in 1958 for
John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name, and is now lined
with luxurious oceanfront inns, historic restaurants, and the
famous monterey Bay aquarium.