County is in Central coast California about 100 miles South of San
Francisco and includes Big Sur, the Salinas Valley and most of Monterey
The major highways into Monterey county are Highway 101 and Highway
From San Jose (north)
If you are coming from San Jose take 101 to Prunedale and exit to
Highway 156 to go to the Monterey Peninsula; or stay on Highway
101 and continue to Salinas, and the Salinas Valley.
Los Angeles (south)
If you are coming from the south take highway 101 all the way up
to Monterey county. Highway 1 is very slow going (lots of curves
in Big Sur), not recommended unless you have lots of time to see
the beautiful coast.