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.