Monterey is a small town on the Central Coast of California, about 120 miles (190 kms) south of San Francisco.
• There are about 75,000 people on the Monterey Peninsula.
• As one of the oldest cities in California, Monterey has a rich and interesting history. Surrounding the city, you can also find a number of unique outdoor sites such as Big Sur and the Monterey Bay. The region is well-known for bike riding, hiking, or just walking around enjoying the historic buildings.
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• Remember! Monterey is often windy in the summer time. Compared to other California cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego, Monterey is much cooler. Please be prepared and arrive with a light jacket and sweatshirt. Most people in Monterey dress warm in the morning then take off their jacket and sweatshirt in the afternoon when it's warm. The evenings and nights are a little chilly. For more information about the weather, click the button in the sidebar.