Salinas / Monterey KOA

8710 Prunedale North Road

Prunedale, CA 93907

Reserve: 800-541-0085

Info: 831-663-2886

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We are within 18 miles of Monterey Aquarium and Canary Row. Carmel is only 25 miles with the 17 miles drive only 20 miles from us. We are right at the 101 and 156 highways with the beach at Moss Landing only 7 miles away. Whale watching is right at the marina at Moss Landing and we have the best dog beach around. The famous "Phil's Fish Market" is also in Moss Landing (which has been on the Food Network Channel with Bobby Flay). We are within 40 minutes of the boardwalk in Santa Cruz and only 4 miles from Elkhorn Slough and Manzinita Park off Hwy 1. Salinas National Steinbeck Center is only 9 miles south of the park. Seca Raceway is only 20 miles from our park and such an easy on/off to all parking. The Garlic Festival in Gilroy is 18 miles. Don't forget the 17-mile drive out of Carmel, where you will end up at one of the best shopping areas around. Go wine tasting at the many winery's in the Salinas/Monterey area. Easy access to the 101 & 156 freeways at our back door.

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Monterey County is home to Big Surs rugged coastline, the golf courses of Pebble Beach, Steinbecks Cannery Row, the quaint, posh village of Carmel and the rolling vineyards of the Salinas Valley. Monterey County wineries now total over 75 with 40,000 acres planted with 40 different grape varieties. The wineries here include a few large million case producers but most make fewer than 25,000 cases annually, with a handful producing fewer than 5,000. Tasting fees range from nothing (at most of the Salinas Valley wineries) to up to $15 in Carmel Valley. Most charge $5 or less. The vineyards and wineries are spread out within seven different American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Pinot Blanc dominate the vineyards in the north. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel are most common in the south. Over 40% of the countys vines are planted to Chardonnay with many of the vineyards owned by out-of-the-area wineries. Close to 70% of Monterey fruit is shipped out of the county.

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Monterey Aquarium

The Monterey Aquarium is only 18 miles from the park off Highway 156 to Hwy 1 to downtown Monterey. The aquarium is one of the largest with many exhibits as follows: Giant Pacific Octopus, Hot Pink Flamingos Kelp Forest Life on the Bay Mission to the Deep Monterey Bay Habitats Outer Bay Rocky Shore Sandy Shore & Aviary Secret Lives of Sea Horses Sea Otters Splash Zone & Penguins

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17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA Photo

17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA

17-Mile Drive is widely recognized as one of the most scenic drives in the world. The famous coastal landmark runs through Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach, from the dramatic Pacific coastline to the majestic Del Monte Forest. The awe-inspiring vistas and legendary sites can easily fill an entire day with exploration and discovery, although visitors with less time should not miss the opportunity to experience this wondrous journey as well. Marvel at some of natures treasures found along 17-Mile Drive including The Lone Cypress one of Californias best-known landmarks Spanish Bay, Cypress Point Lookout and Carmel Bay. You can also see the emerald fairways of The Links at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill and the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Links. Be a winner and stop at the Pebble Beach Golf course and have your picture taken on the 18th hole.

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Elkhorn Slough

Want to see wildlife: In Moss Landing the "Elkhorn Slough Safari" gets up close and personal with sea otters, harbor seals and shorebirds during a pontoon boat ride on one of California's largest salt marshes. Older kids will enjoy kayaking on the Monterey Bay) the nation's largest marine sanctuary) past harbor seals, sea lions, kelp beds, coastal birds and more.

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Sea Otter Classic

Apr 16 - 19, 2015

Known as a sprawling and energetic celebration of cycling, Sea Otter is cyclings North American season opener. Professional and amateur athletes alike make the annual pilgrimage to Sea Otter to participate in some of the sports most competitive and enduring events. Hundreds of pro cyclists, including national, world, and Olympic champions attend Sea Otter to race and meet with fans

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Big Sur International Marathon

Apr 26, 2015

The Big Sur International Marathon is a non-profit organization that serves the community by providing a world class marathon and related fun events that raise money to benefit local charities, while promoting health and fitness.

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Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Photo

Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix

May 1 - 3, 2015

The tradition of memorable sports car racing continues at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda featuring the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

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Winemakers' Celebration Carmel-by-the-Sea Photo

Winemakers' Celebration Carmel-by-the-Sea

May 2, 2015, 2pm - 5pm

Over 30 Monterey County wineries from 9 American Viticultural Areas offer their wines for tasting at the 22nd Annual Winemakers' Celebration. Carmel-by-the Sea

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Carmel Art Festival

May 14 - 17, 2015

Gallery events, lectures, receptions and demonstrations take place at several art galleries in addition to a plein-air painting competition where the final works are showcased at Devendorf Park.

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