• Moss Landing

    Moss Landing is not much more than a couple of blocks of cafés and restaurants, art galleries, and studios, plus... Read More
  • Pebble Beach

    In 1919 the Pacific Improvement Company acquired 18,000 acres of prime land on the Monterey Peninsula, including... Read More
  • 17-Mile Drive

    Primordial nature resides in quiet harmony with palatial estates along 17-Mile Drive, which winds through an 8,400-acre... Read More
  • Santa Cruz

    The big city on this stretch of the California coast, Santa Cruz (pop. 57,500) is less manicured than Carmel or... Read More
  • Salinas

    Salinas, a hard-working city surrounded by vineyards and fruit and vegetable fields, honors the memory and literary... Read More
  • Aptos

    Backed by a redwood forest and facing the sea, downtown Aptos—known as Aptos Village—is a place of wooden walkways... Read More
  • Carmel Valley

    Carmel Valley Road, which heads inland from Highway 1 south of Carmel, is the main thoroughfare through this valley,... Read More
  • Capitola and Soquel

    On the National Register of Historic places as California’s first seaside resort town, the village of Capitola... Read More
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea

    Even when its population quadruples with tourists on weekends and in summer, Carmel-by-the-Sea, commonly referred... Read More
  • Monterey

    Early in the 20th century Carmel Martin, the first mayor of the city of Monterey, saw a bright future for his town:... Read More
  • Pacific Grove

    This picturesque town, which began as a summer retreat for church groups more than a century ago, recalls its prim... Read More
  • Watsonville

    If ever a city was built on berries, Watsonville is it. Produce has long driven the economy here, and this is where... Read More