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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.

California Roots Music and Arts Festival | Defense Language Institute | Marriott Monterey | Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau | Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce | Sierra Nevada World Music Festival |
Art Gallery Diamante |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Cannery Row |
History Maritime Museum |
Shopping Art of Johanna Stocker |

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12/04 Coming to The area
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.
Festival Mosaic San Lui Obispo CA July16-28 Five centuries of music on the central California coast.
Gilroy Garlic Festival Gilroy CA July26-28 The internationally acclaimed Great Garlic Cook-off, the signature event of the Gilroy Garlic Festival has increased the top prize in the July 27th competition to $5,000.