The City of Monterey is located on Monterey Bay along the Pacific coast in northern California. The city had a total population of about 31,000. The city is noted for its heavy history of resident artists beginning in the late 1800s and its historically famed fishery. Monterey had long been renowned for the rich fishery in Monterey Bay. That changed in the 1950s, when the local fishery business buckled due to over fishing. Since the 1880s, visitors have been enjoying the impressive beauty of the Coast. Located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Monterey County's ocean scenery, and historic communities continue to call upon adventure-seekers, writers and vacationers. And no other California county can boast almost 100 miles of magnificent Pacific coastline.
Visit the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. See all types of Pacific Ocean sea life.
Or go just a couple miles off the shores of Monterey and see the Monterey Canyon, this amazing spectacle is an underwater canyon two miles deep.
Or stop in at the Colton Hall. It was built in 1849 by Walter Colton, was originally a public school. It also hosted California's first constitutional convention. Today it houses a museum, while adjacent buildings serve as the seat of local government.
Whether you go for there recreational activities from golf to scuba-diving, our arts and cultural events from the Carmel Bach Festival to the lively Festa Santa Rosalia, or there matchless range of art galleries, fine restaurants and wineries, Monterey has something for you, year-round.
From: San Francisco International Airport
1: Start out going EAST toward S LINK RD. 0.1 miles
2: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto S LINK RD. 0.1 miles
3: Turn SHARP RIGHT onto N MCDONNELL RD. 0.1 miles
4: Stay STRAIGHT to go onto ROAD 18. 0.2 miles
5: Merge onto US-101 S toward SAN JOSE. 23.4 miles
6: Merge onto CA-85 S via EXIT 398B toward CUPERTINO / SANTA CRUZ. 13.3 miles
7: Merge onto CA-17 S toward SANTA CRUZ. 22.1 miles
8: Merge onto CA-1 S toward WATSONVILLE / MONTEREY. 39.1 miles
9: Merge onto DEL MONTE AVE via EXIT 402B toward PACIFIC GROVE. 1.9 miles
10: DEL MONTE AVE becomes LIGHTHOUSE AVE. 0.6 miles
11: End at 100 Lighthouse Ave Monterey, CA 93940-1415, US Map
Total Est. Time: 1 hour, 47 minutes Total Est. Distance: 101.43 miles