Where is Monterey?

Monterey & Carmel are located south of Santa Cruz and it is approximately a 3 hour drive to take you there from San Francisco. When visiting, be sure to take a camera (and friends) as there are many beautiful sites around the area. You can enjoy a relaxing stroll along the beach, visit the shops along the main street or grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants Monterey and Carmel have to offer.

Below, you can find directions on how to get to Monterey from San Francisco or Los Angeles.

Monterey from San Francisco

  • How to get there...
  • Head northeast on Market St toward 11th St
  • Turn right at 10th St
  • Turn left onto US-101 S toward San Jose
  • Take exit 336 to merge onto CA-156
  • Continue on CA-1 S
  • Take the exit toward Monterey
  • Keep left at the fork


Monterey from Los Angeles

  • How to get there...
  • Head northeast on N Main St toward E 1st St
  • Turn left at W Temple St
  • Turn right at N Grand Ave
  • Turn left to merge onto Hollywood Fwy/US-101 N
  • Continue on CA-170 N/Hollywood Fwy
  • Slight left at I-5 N
  • Take exit 278 toward Lost Hills
  • Turn left at CA-46
  • Continue on E Hwy-46
  • Turn right to merge onto El Camino Real N/US-101 N
  • Take the exit toward Peninsula/Monterey
  • Turn right at S Sanborn Rd
  • Continue on E Blanco Rd
  • Turn left at CA-68/S Main St/Monterey Salinas Hwy
  • Continue to follow CA-68/Monterey Salinas Hwy
  • Take the ramp onto CA-1 S/CA-68 W
  • Take the exit toward Monterey
  • Keep left at the fork