Why Choose Our Destination?
Monterey County is an unparalleled destination for transformational meetings and events. The scenic allure of Monterey County is a natural attendance booster that: · Opens the mind and inspires new ideas · Offers endless opportunities for adventure, rejuvenation and relaxation Monterey County is the perfect place to create and foster inspired moments in meetings that will leave your attendees talking about their experience for years to come. Choose from beautiful vineyard venues, waterfront boutique hotels or convenient conference center hotels overlooking Fisherman’s Wharf. The array of activities and meeting spaces is limitless—whether you want to sip award-winning wines with the winemakers themselves, tee off at 20+ golf courses or hit the hiking trails. No matter your choice, Monterey County is ready to set the stage for creativity and success at your next meeting. Monterey County by the numbers: *41,000 sq. ft. of meeting space at the Monterey Conference Center (61,000 sq. ft. when combined with two adjacent hotels) *1,700 guests can be accommodated *250 hotels house guests of any budget *12,000 rooms countywide *99 miles of spectacular California coastline *40,000 acres of vineyards producing 42 grape varieties *22 world-renowned golf courses *Over 30 wine tasting rooms
Getting to Monterey is easy with over 500 direct and one-stop flights from most major US and many international cities. Located just four miles west of downtown Monterey, the Monterey Regional Airport provides regular service to and from San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Phoenix, Dallas and Las Vegas.
Distance from airport
- Monterey Regional Airport (MRY)
8.05 km from city center
- San Jose International Airport (SJC)
120.7 km from city center
- San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
193.12 km from city center
Monterey Conference Center
The Monterey Conference Center is the only waterfront conference center in northern California. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Monterey, the almost 68,000 sq ft Conference Center inspires innovation, celebration and perspective.
- Exhibit Space1,765 sq. mTotal meeting space6,503 sq. m
All year long, there are events and special activities for visitors to enjoy. Festivals abound and any day of the week can include wine tasting, adventure tours, horseback riding on the beach, hikes in the redwoods, new culinary experiences – the list is as endless as the destination’s beauty. To help with your tough choices and practical needs, the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau team also offers the latest news, local expertise and facility updates to save you research time and they will help create a customized, incredible experience for your attendees. Major events in Monterey County include: - AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - Sea Otter Classic - Big Sur International Marathon - Pebble Beach Food & Wine - Artichoke Festival - Superbike World Championship - Carmel Bach Festival - Monterey Car Week - Concours d'Elegance - Monterey Jazz Festival View the link below for a complete list of events: http://www.seemonterey.com/events