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  • Carmel

    July 18—August 1, Carmel Bach Festival features world-class musicians performing beloved Bach pieces alongside contemporary works and lesser-known Bohemian composers. Learn more >>

  • Monterey

    A bay view of world famous Cannery Row known as a top destination for visitors of all ages with its array of activities sure to please all. A trip to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula isn't complete without it.

  • Salinas Valley

    Just inland from Monterey, you’ll come upon an agricultural jewel known as the Salinas Valley. The Salinas Valley is today the agricultural heart of the nation and considered the salad bowl capital of the World.

  • Soledad

    Wine grapes were first introduced in Monterey County well over 200 years ago by the Franciscan Friars near the Soledad Mission in southern Monterey County.

  • Salinas

    "El Grito" celebration in Salinas marks September 16th's anniversary of Mexico's independence from Spain. The annual fiesta, hosts live entertainment, booths selling souvenirs and all manner of food and drink.

  • Monterey Bay

    Located at the ocean's edge on historic Cannery Row the Monterey Bay Aquarium is rated No. 1 aquarium in the United States according to Zagat Surveys and the country's third-best family attraction.

  • Monterey

    Festa Italia Santa Rosalia, a three-day celebration  — free to the public — showcasing Italian arts, food and music, and honoring the rich tradition of Monterey's Italian heritage.

  • Big Sur

    The Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race created and presented by AEG that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams.

  • Pacific Grove

    Pacific Grove, has a classic Main Street, USA feel. With one of the oldest continually operating lighthouses in the country. Like this breathtaking sunset Pacific Grove holds many old-fashioned charms.

  • Pebble Beach

    Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, exhibiting prewar and postwar along with the latest in concept car designs. The Concours takes place in August 2015.

  • Castroville

    Castroville has declared itself the “Artichoke Center of the World” producing 75% of California’s artichokes, while California grows 99.99% of United States production.

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