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Are you planning on traveling to Monterey County for business or family? If so, don’t miss your chance to explore the area and see things that most people miss.

In this article we will provide you several tips on how to explore Monterey County like a long time resident.

What To Take With You For You’re The Beach

When exploring Monterey, you should come prepared to have a fun day. This means carrying the traditional things like sunscreen, sunglasses and beach towel but you should also come prepared with a mas and snorkel just in case you plan on visiting the beach.

Places To Visit

On Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m., check out the Old Monterey Farmers Market on Alvarado Street. The street is closed to cars, and farmers and local craftspeople have booths selling everything from fresh boysenberries and broccoli to Big Sur jade jewelry, poison oak honey, and handmade hats.

Savor the flavors

Julia’s Vegetarian Restaurant pays locals to collect wild mushrooms and makes amazing dishes with them. Hula’s is a great local place with a Hawaiian flair. Passionfish is the go-to place for seafood that is sustainably sourced. Tricycle Pizza near the Monterey Bay Aquarium makes handmade organic pizzas with local ingredients in a wood-fired oven. Happy Girl Kitchen’s mission is to enrich the local food community. They specialize in pickles and preserves but have a full café as well.

Get off the beaten path

Begin your literary tour by visiting the Robinson Jeffers Tor House, which is like stepping back in time to the bohemian days of Carmel and Monterey. Then stop at the Doc Ricketts Lab of Steinbeck fame, one of the only remaining buildings from the days of the canneries.

Cultural heritage

The Monterey Museum of Art always has interesting exhibits. I like the historic walking tour sites that trace Monterey’s past—especially the Custom House and the home of Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of Treasure Island.

Contact 36 North Property Management

Are you planning on moving to Salinas or are you searching for investment properties in the area? If so, contact 36 North Property Management by calling us at (831) 484-4604 or connect with us online.