Getting Oriented in Monterey Bay Area


  • Carmel-by-the-Sea. Galleries and cobblestone streets are among its charms.
  • Carmel Valley. An esteemed wine region marks this celebrity enclave.
  • Pebble Beach. This world-class golf destination also has the stunning 17-Mile Drive.
  • Pacific Grove. A picturesque city known for its migrating butterflies.
  • Monterey. The state's first capital is rich in history and marine life.
  • Salinas. The heart of Steinbeck country is also known for its fruits and veggies.
  • Pinnacles National Park. A volcano with jagged spires and caves.
  • Moss Landing. This tiny fishing port is near marine preserves.
  • Aptos. A charming village that edges redwood forests and stellar beaches.
  • Capitola and Soquel. Seaside gateways to mountain wine country.
  • Santa Cruz. World-famous surf and a university are among its draws.

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