Monterey is a spectacular coastal community in northern California with a temperate climate year-round. Visitors from around the world come to Monterey to experience its natural beauty, cultural resources and rich historic past.
Located 115 miles south of San Francisco and 350 miles north of Los Angeles, Monterey offers an excellent quality of life and unparalleled beauty. The City features a dazzling waterfront along the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a lush urban forest, a rich array of historic and cultural resources, museums, gardens, recreational activities and a wide variety of special events scheduled throughout the year.
Monterey is the home of the world-class Monterey Bay Aquarium, located on the street immortalized in John Steinbeck's novel Cannery Row, and many wonderful restaurants, hotels, galleries and shops sprinkled among its various shopping districts.
http://www.monterey.org/ - official Monterey web site
http://www.montereyinfo.org/ - Monterey information
http://www.mbayaq.org/ - Monterey Bay Aquarium
http://montereybay.noaa.gov/ - Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary