Monterey Peninsula Cities (General Information); Also see our Directions page for general maps of the area.
List of Marine Research Institutions (Monterey Bay Area)
A free trolley runs daily through Old Monterey and Cannery Row from 10am - 7pm. Two of the stops along the route are the Monterey Convention Center and the Aquarium.
Old Monterey Market Place (Farmer's Market)
The Monterey Farmer's Market is held on Alvarado Street every Tuesday from 4-7:30 PM. This street is blocked off for vendors selling fresh produce from this area, seafood, prepared food, baked goods, and dry goods. "Largest farmers' market in Central California. Fresh Produce and Flowers, Baker's Alley, Arts/Crafts, Jewelry, Clothing, Collectibles. The Old Monterey MarketPlace Information: (831) 655-2607"
Special Exhibits at the Monterey Maritime Museum: Free to MHAA Members, Museum admission for non-members. Located at 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, California; Open daily 10am-5pm (except Wednesdays); Phone 831-372-2608 for more information.
Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940; Summer & Holidays hours are 9:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.; 24-hour information line is 831-648-4888 while the main number is 831-648-4800.
National Steinbeck Center, One Main street, Salinas, CA; "The National Steinbeck Center is located in the heart of historic Oldtown Salinas, a scenic 17 miles east of Monterey, 60 miles South of San Jose and 105 miles South of San Francisco. Monterey County wineries, championship golf courses, Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca, 17-Mile Drive, Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and other attractions are just a short drive a way" (Take Route 68 East, 17 miles to downtown Salinas. Continue through Oldtown to One Main Street). The National Steinbeck Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week; 24-hour information line is
Local Chamber of Commerce Offices
Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce -- Phone: 831-648-5360
Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce -- Phone: 831-373-3304
Carmel Chamber of Commerce -- Phone: 831-624-2522; 800-550-4333
Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce -- Phone: 831-659-4000
Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce -- Phone: 831-424-7611
Monterey Bay Area History and Walking Tours
California Views: The Pat Hathaway Collection of Historical Photos (over 70,000 images).
Tuttle Collection (Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History)
City of Monterey's Collection
Monterey County Historical Society
The Pacific Grove Heritage Society
Cannery Row Historic Walking Tour
Monterey Path of History Walking Tour
Monterey Art Walking Tour
There are links on this page to external non-Federal government web sites. NOAA Fisheries disclaimer.