| The Marina Dunes are home to more
endangered species than any other dunes in the state.
At one point, Monterey was Mexico's only port of entry on the Alta California
The Monterey Jazz Festival is the oldest jazz
festival in the world.
Pacific Grove has a Butterfly Sanctuary, with
docent-led tours from November to March.
Salinas-born John Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize
for literature in 1962.
Sebastian Vizcaino was the first European to set
foot on the Peninsula, naming it for Count de Monte Rey.
San Francisco artists, writers and musicians
flocked to Carmel after the 1906 earthquake left them homeless.
Pacific Grove was originally a Methodist retreat.