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Monterey County

Monterey County
Big Sur, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Valley, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach
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A brief description of each area. Visit the See Monterey Web Site for in depth information.

Big Sur - Lush mountains, coastal rocky cliffs, coastal redwoods and hidden beaches all combine to create a backdrop for romance, recreation and relaxation. There are some great hiking trails in this area.

Carmel-by-the-Sea - This is a quaint little town made famous when Clint Eastwood (Dirty Harry) was its mayor. The main street of the town runs off Highway 1 and all the way to the Pacific Ocean. You can walk meandering sidewalks and explore unique shops, restaurants of all kinds and galleries.

Carmel Valley - This is one of Monterey County's prized wine appellations. You can do a self-directed wine tasting tour or sign up for a guided tour. There are many award-winning restaurants in the area as well as some great golf courses.

Monterey - The crescent shaped bay has the city of Monterey at the southern tip with the world famous Monterey Bay Acquarium and Research Center. Explore historic Cannery Row and Fishermans Wharf where the competition between restaurants to make the best clam chowder on the Wharf is reason enough to visit. You can fill up on samples as you walk along the wharf.

Pacific Grove - The best thing about the area just south of Monterey are the walking paths along the bay. You can feel the cool ocean breezes, smell the wild flowers and watch seals and otters play in the surf. The area is a great place to go scuba diving.

Pebble Beach - This is the location of the world famous "Lone Cypress", 17-Mile Drive and the Pebble Beach Golf Course. The 17-Mile Drive is ones of the best scenic drives in the country. It began as a carriage road in the 1880s.