Information about Monterey, CA and the small, locally-owned businesses located there.

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A little about Monterey

Monterey offers iconic California experiences. Experience the top road trip in the United States as you wind along the breathtaking Big Sur coastline on Highway One. Book a Monterey hotel on the beach, then explore the shops and attractions of iconic Cannery Row. Sip handcrafted wines at tucked-away tasting rooms where the winemaker might just be the person pouring. Take a surfing lesson and catch a glimpse of a barefoot beach wedding as you ride your board to shore. Play 18 holes at legendary golf courses, or just hang out at the 19th hole and watch the pros practice. Monterey County has something special for everyone.

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The history of Monterey

In 1602, Spanish maritime explorer Sebastian Vizcaino recorded the name "Bahía de Monterrey", which has evolved into Monterey Bay. Vizcaino landed at the southern end of the bay, and described a great port, suitable for use as an anchorage by southbound Manila galleons. Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821, but the civil and religious institutions of Alta California remained much the same until the 1830s, when the secularization of the missions converted most of the mission pasture lands into private land grant ranchos. Monterey was the site of the July 7, 1846, Battle of Monterey during the Mexican-American War. It was on this date that John D. Sloat, Commodore in the United States Navy, raised the U.S. flag over the Monterey Custom House and claimed California for the United States.

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Monterey, California
93942

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Businesses in Monterey, California

Here is a collection of local Monterey, California businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

Bar / Lounge Entertainment Jewelry Museums / Attractions Restaurants Shopping Winery / Brewery

 

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Bar / Lounge

Boutique Wine Shop and Tasting Room

 

Chris' Fishing and Whale Watching

Entertainment

Fishing & Whale Watching in Monterey

 

Gasper's Jewelers

Jewelry

The Monterey Peninsula’s Premier Jewelers Since 1989

 

Laguna Seca Raceway

Museums / Attractions

The world-renowned 2.238-mile racetrack

 

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Museums / Attractions

Our mission is to inspire conservation of the oceans

 

Alvarado Fish and Steak House

Restaurants

Local family-owned restaurant

 

Ambrosia India Bistro

Restaurants

Fresh, authentic Indian cuisine

 

Cafe Lumiere

Restaurants

As always, fresh, fair and local

 

Chart House

Restaurants

Spectacular views and extraordinary cuisine.

 

Paris Bakery

Restaurants

Delicious selections of pastries and breads

 

Whaling Station Steakhouse

Restaurants

Monterey County's finest selection of USDA Prime beef

 

Mythic Games Monterey

Shopping

Gamers of all ages are welcome!

 

Pepper Palace

Shopping

The Planet's #1 Hot Shop

 

Zucchini's Tricks n' Things

Shopping

Hobby,Toy,& Game Store

 

Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill

Winery / Brewery

Brewery and New American restaurant