Hidden beaches, lush mountains, world-renowned golf courses, a burgeoning wine scene, top restaurants – Monterey is like a cross-sampling of what makes different regions of California great. They all come together here in this beauty-packed peninsula. No wonder John Steinbeck and other creative types have gone on to immortalize the county in their books, art, and music for generations.
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San Jose International Airport (SJC) Your closest major airport, located in Silicon Valley 75 miles north of the Monterey Peninsula. Serviced by 14 airlines, including United, Southwest, American Airlines, JetBlue, and Delta.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) 100 miles north of the Monterey Peninsula. More than 1,000 departures every day.
Oakland International Airport (OAK) OAK is also 100 miles north of Monterey, with a dozen carriers and 120 daily departures on carriers, like JetBlue, Southwest, and American Airlines.
Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) A much smaller local option serviced by five carriers and directs to five West Coast cities.
Cool and comfortable is the name of the game – temperatures rarely get above 77, even in the hottest summer months.