Monterey Music

Sound Decisions

Photo courtesy California Roots Festival / Marissa Elder. By Mark C. Anderson Monterey music can be difficult to describe without drifting into what sounds like hyperbole. But that’s not without cause — this geographic region is precisely where certain music festivals changed the way the world understood and appreciated music, from the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 to legendary performances …

Monterey Bay Water Attractions

Test The Waters

Photo courtesy gettyimages.com/solovyova Monterey Bay’s far-reaching seascape is breathtaking to behold from beaches and cliffs along the coast, but it’s even more beautiful up close. The bay is located within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a federally protected marine area. Extending an average distance of 30 miles offshore and encompassing 6,094 square miles of ocean in total, it’s the …

Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance

Attractions — Speed and Splendor

By Matt Jaffe For 10 days every August, the Monterey Peninsula becomes the center of the automotive universe. The peninsula certainly isn’t a manufacturing hub, like Detroit; Stuttgart, Germany; or Maranello, Italy, the home of Ferrari. But for anyone fascinated with historic automobiles and automotive design as high art, nothing compares to Monterey Car Week. This engaging series of events …

Monterey Bay Health

The Perfect Day of Zen

Transformative spas. Yoga retreats. Zen centers. All that, combined with the meditative, natural surroundings of the Monterey Bay coastline, offers visitors myriad ways to unwind and reboot. Reinvigorate your senses in one of the chilled Nordic plunge pools at Refuge Thermal Spa or stimulate your spirituality at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. No matter what your itinerary holds, your experience is …