Central Coast Visitor Information

Monterey County

Highways 1 and 101 nearly converge in Monterey County. Here rugged California headlands shelter numerous campsites. The jagged shoreline of Point Lobos State Reserve, an underwater ocean preserve, is home to a variety of sea mammals. Quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea offers inviting shops and restaurants and mission San Carlos Borremeo de Carmelo. Cruise the 17-Mile Drive, and continue up the peninsula to Monterey. Drive Lighthouse Road to Cannery Row with its shops, galleries, and restaurants. Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, home to more than 6,500 marine animals. Monterey Bay is a national marine sanctuary.

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Top Attractions in the Central Coast Area

Butterflies in Andrew Molera State Park, Monterey
Monarch Butterfly Grove, Pismo Beach
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
Santa Barbara Zoo
Wine Tasting, Santa Barbara County

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