Welcome to where California was born...

Old Monterey is the thriving downtown district of Monterey, CA. Home to nearly 400 shops, restaurants, and service providers and a bustling farmers' market, it's a hub of community life. Tourists from around the world come for its seaside charm and historical attractions. Old Monterey is a frequent host to conventions and meetings of all sizes. It's also a great place to locate a business.

Join our mailing list

This Week's Highlights

AVO Cigars Tasting Event at Hellam's

Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop

Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop presents an AVO Cigars Tasting Event on Thursday, September 27 at 7pm. Participation fee is $25 for non-members. We'll be celebrating AVO’s 30 th year with special one of a kind cigars, including the new...

Paint and Sip at Sovino Wine Bar

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant presents a Paint and Sip Class ! Tonight, local artist and retired art teacher Bunny Paivine will be teaching an easy-to-follow painting class. You’ll take home your own 11 x 14 canvas painting. All materials and a glass of wine are included in the $50 fee.

Brews for Books at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill

Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill

Come out and celebrate Brews for Books at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill! On the last Wednesday of every month, show your server your Monterey library card or a Brews for Books bookmark (available at the library), and we'll donate 10% of your check to the Monterey Public Library.

CarmelBarre's Birthday Bash


CarmelBarre in Monterey invites you to celebrate our second anniversary with us on Friday, September 28 at 6pm. We'll have a live DJ barre class with DJ Steb Montez followed by custom cocktails crafted by Pour Girl and prize drawings....

Nightlife Pub Run with Brooks and Fleet Feet

Fleet Feet Sports Monterey

Join Fleet Feet Monterey and Brooks for a run through streets of Monterey (30 minutes out, 30 minutes back) on Friday, September 28 beginning at 7pm. Running in the evening can sometimes be intimidating for people so we're making it...