The jewel of California's Central Coast provides a veritable feast for the outdoor adventure enthusiast: from mountain biking to whale watching, trail running to staggering sunsets, Monterey County has it all *and* some of the best food and wine anywhere in the world.

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    Top Adventures in Monterey

    Sail on Monterey Bay

    Scuba Dive Breakwater Cove

    Relax at Lover's Point Beach


    Explore Lovers Point


    Paddle Lover's Point

    Bikepack Highway 1: Monterey to San Luis Obispo

    130 mi / 9000 ft gain

    Visit the Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary

    1 mi

    Play Volleyball at Asilomar Conference Grounds

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    Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

    Artists Escape | Dreamy Retreat & Private Hot Tub

    From $532/night

    Pacific Grove, California

    Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds

    From $176/night

    Del Monte Forest, California

    Posh Home With Lush Courtyard & Outdoor Fireplace

    From $654/night

    Del Monte Forest, California

    Palatial All Suite Pebble Beach Ocean View Estate

    From $447/night

    Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

    New Listing! Ocean View Getaway W/ Beach Access

    From $649/night

    Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

    Ocean View Gem With Patio & Grill Walk To Beach

    From $445/night

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