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Monterey County



Beach walkway along Monterey Bay coastline.

Monterey has a strong arts community. Museums abound in the city as do local and internationally known artists. Most notable is John Steinbeck, who lived in Salinas, nearby Pacific Grove and the city of Monterey, California. He immortalized Monterey with his novels Cannery Row, Tortilla Flat and East of Eden. Among Steinbeck's friends are some of the city's more colorful characters, including Ed Ricketts, a marine biologist and Bruce Ariss artist and theatre enthusiast. Among the great patrons of the arts is Virginia Stanton who is immortalized for her contributions with her name on the Museum of Maritime History near Old Fisherman's Wharf. Monterey is also the home of the Thomas Kinkade National Archive. Many of Kinkade's original works can be viewed there.

Veronica Hill of California Travel Tips takes you on a 3-minute journey through this historic city of Monterey.

A scene from Ocean View Boulevard in Monterey, California.

Closest Airport:
Monterey Peninsula Airport
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California is the third-largest U.S. state by land area. Its geography ranges from the Pacific coast to the Sierra Nevada mountains in the east, to Mojave desert areas in the southeast and the Redwood-Douglas fir forests of the northwest.

Night life along the old Cannery Row in Monterey, California

California travel tips host Veronica Hill takes you inside the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Cannery Row, just two hours south of San Francisco beside the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

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"Eureka" (Greek for "I have found it") is an exclamation used as an interjection to celebrate a discovery.
State of California - The Golden State

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Monterey County




The US Open's Monterey Express Shuttle allows you to park in Monterey and stay and play in Monterey after the tournament. Park in the Cannery Row Garage for free with your tournament ticket, and meet the shuttle at the corner of Cannery Row and Prescott Ave.

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