Since the 1880s, visitors have been enjoying the spectacular beauty of the Central Coast. Monterey is located between Los Angeles and San Francisco and offers visitors and residents dramatic ocean scenery, pristine pine forests, and historic communities. Monterey and the Central Coast also has an unprecedented 99 miles of breathtaking Pacific coastline.
While visiting one can enjoy activities such as golf, scuba-diving, arts and cultural events, perusing art galleries, fine restaurants and wineries.
Monterey is located south of San Francisco between Santa Cruz and Carmel along Highway 1 near Monterey Bay and the Pacific Ocean. There is also a Monterey, Tennessee.
Monterey is part of the Salinas, California metro area.