Monterey County is the West Coast’s most inspirational destination for meetings and conferences, and is an ideal location to host innovative meetings. The area boasts 12,000 rooms in 250 lodging properties, and a 65 degree average year-round temperature. Monterey County stretches from the artichoke fields of Castroville through Monterey Peninsula and down the Big Sur coast, all the way to the Salinas Valley.

The area is easily accessible by flying on one of more than 500 direct and 1-stop flights into the Monterey Regional Airport, but far enough away to open minds and inspire new thinking.

As the ideal host to your next corporate retreat or association conference, Monterey County offers the picturesque background to dream up your next product, incentivize your sales team, or expand a network of peers. Known as the greatest meeting of land, sea and sky, magnificent Monterey County is teeming with iconic California experiences.

The options for meetings are as expansive as the landscape. Large group venues ranging from the Hyatt Regency Monterey to the Monterey Conference Center that is soon to undergo a $50 million renovation; extraordinary spaces such as Asilomar Conference Grounds and the world renowned Pebble Beach Resorts; and a vast array of other unique places, Monterey County provides the inspirational setting that will drive new thinking for organizations and life-enriching moments for attendees.

Situated between the Gabilan Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, this postcard-worthy destination boasts 99 miles of pristine coastline and was voted one of the top ten wine destinations in the world. Monterey County has more than 40,000 acres of plush vineyards, 26 championship golf courses, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Monterey Bay Aquarium on world-famous Cannery Row.

All year long, there are events and special activities for visitors to enjoy within close proximity to meeting and hotel venues. Festivals abound throughout the year and any day of the week can include wine tasting, adventure tours, horseback riding on the beach, hikes in the redwoods, new culinary experiences – the list is as endless as the destination’s scenic beauty. For a full list of activities and venues, visit