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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are frequently asked questions from meeting planners and convention delegates. The answers to all your questions can be found within this web site. In some cases, the links listed will take you from our Meeting Planner area to our Visitor area. To get back to the Meeting Planner page, just close the new browser window.

What assistance can I get in planning my meeting?
The Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau Group Sales and Services Department offers a one-stop shop for all your meeting needs. Complimentary CVB services include: RFP distribution, site inspections, group bureau housing, registration assistance, collateral and promotional materials, dine-around planning and more. Check out our Request Materials form for additional services provided. Ready to proceed with your booking? Click Here!

Destination Management Companies (DMCs) are also available for worry-free all inclusive meeting and event planning assistance.

How do I get to Monterey?
Monterey has a regional airport served by several carriers. Check our Transportation page for more information on travel to (and around) Monterey.

Can you suggest a good restaurant for my group?
There are more than 200 excellent restaurants of all varieties in Monterey County, many with banquet facilities. Click on Food & Wine to view local dining options, or check out the Banquet Facilities for other restaurant choices.

What special events are happening while my group is in town?
More than 130 special events take place within the county, including auto racing, music and art festivals, fairs, ethnic, historical, and sporting events, and much more. Click here to view our annual events calendar.

What is there to do?
You'll find dozens of attractions and activities in Monterey County: the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the National Steinbeck Center, Historic Monterey, 17-Mile Drive and Pebble Beach, and many more too numerous to list here. In addition, there's a virtually endless number of recreational activities such as kayaking, hiking, bicycling, golfing, boating, scuba diving and much more. For a more relaxed visit, try taking in a spa, shopping at one of several retail areas, wine tasting within the county, or dining at any one of dozens of local restaurants.

How does my group get around?
There are many ground operators and destination management companies to help transport your group during your stay in Monterey. Check our Transportation page for details.

What unique venues for off-site functions can you suggest?
From a strolling dinner at the Monterey Bay Aquarium to an on-the-beach luau, a special wine tasting in a barrel room and much more, Monterey offers many unique facilities that will make your meeting a memorable one.

For other FAQs about travel and attractions in Monterey County, click here.

Can't find it? Click here to send us your question via email. We'll answer you promptly and may even post it on this FAQ page.

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