Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Convention center5,667 sq. m
Guest Rooms12,000
Guest rooms at 1 hotel550 guest rooms
Special event venues75
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Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau


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

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Getting Here

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


Local Attractions

Unique to Monterey

Monterey County is loaded with unique activities and moments that you can only experience in our backyard. Explore the awe-inspiring coastal landscape and unique wildlife along one of the most scenic drives in the world, the 17-Mile Drive. Or take a visit to Cannery Row, home to luxurious hotels, world-class restaurants, boutiques, galleries, spas, & wine tasting, and nightlife. Award-winning dining, shopping, whale watching, fishing, and sailing can be found at Fisherman's Wharf. WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is an 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course best known for The Corkscrew turn with an elevation change equivalent to 5 ½ stories. Explore the vast, mysterious world of the Monterey Bay Aquarium in 200 exhibits and galleries that showcase sharks, jellies, sea otters, penguins and hundreds of other creatures.

Historic Attractions

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Throughout the county, the story of Monterey's rich heritage is evident in adobes, gardens, mission bells, and lighthouses. The allure of this historic area continues to enthrall writers, artists and retreat seekers. Explore the history of Monterey County through guided or self-guided tours. Swing by Point Pinos Lighthouse to visit the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast, or travel south on Highway 1 to visit its neighbor the Point Sur Lightstation. Discover where California's Constitution was developed and signed in 1849 among other interesting historic events!


From the world-famous Pebble Beach Golf Links to Del Monte Golf Course, the oldest golf course in continuous operation west of the Mississippi, Monterey County offers some of the finest fairways in the world. With over 20 public and private golf courses for all skill levels, Monterey is the perfect location to add a tournament for your event.


Monterey County's shopping scene is full of great deals and extraordinary surprises, from fine art to locally owned boutiques and everything in between. In addition to personal attention and unique, affordable goods, shoppers in Monterey County enjoy variety. The region's stores, studios and retail centers are as diverse as its beach, mountain and vineyard landscapes.

Tasting Rooms & Wineries

Monterey County is the one of the largest wine growing and producing regions in California and was named one of the "Top Ten Wine Travel Destinations" in the world by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Browse our winery and tasting room members or view more information about our wine region on our website.


It's no surprise that Monterey County's spas consistently earn national and even international acclaim. Monterey County spas are inspired by the natural beauty of their surroundings, with oceanfront facilities, unique amenities and treatments incorporating locally grown products. The scenery is relaxing enough, but the treatments will take you to the next level of zen.

Local Tours

There are a wide variety of tour options in Monterey County from historic sites to wine and agricultural tours to scenic drives and even aerial tours, the sky's the limit! Browse our local companies offering tours that are tailor-made for incentive programs, spouse groups or pre and post tours to find the perfect fit for your group.

Adventures on the Water

Monterey County has 99 miles of spectacular coastline encompassing every coastal landscape. From dramatic cliffs with breathtaking waterfalls, to rocky shores perfect for the avid tidepooler or rock hunter, to sandy California beaches suitable for surfing, fishing and swimming, Monterey County has it all.

Convention Centers

  • 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. m
      Total meeting space6,503 sq. m


Additional Information

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: