Monterey County knows a thing or two when it comes to inspiration. We always have. (Proof: Monterey County is famous for hosting the first-ever TED conference.) And now, we’ve got an equally inspired venue to match. January 2018 marks the grand opening of the newly renovated Monterey Conference Center. Thanks to a $60 million renovation that has reimagined the center with more than 40,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, you can book a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of a destination world-renowned for creativity.

Monterey County also offers 250 diverse lodging options with more than 12,000 rooms, including the Carmel Mission Inn and Quail Lodge & Golf Club. The Carmel Mission Inn offers a full-service hotel and conference center with over 3,500 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space as well as two boardrooms. The Quail Lodge & Golf Club boasts an ideal setting nestled amongst the natural backdrop of a championship 18-hole golf course and the Santa Lucia Mountains, paired with thoughtful and thorough event coordinators.

But rest assured, inspiration in Monterey County goes well beyond its ample meeting space and unique lodging options. What really defines inspiration here is a setting that promises to send your attendees home feeling invigorated, enlightened and ready to grab life by the moments.

So, go ahead. Take in a sea-to-table dinner along Cannery Row. Tour the ag fields that earned us the nickname the “Salad Bowl of the World.” Immerse yourself in Monterey County’s Wine Country. Soak in the expansive views and scenic beauty with a hike at Jacks Peak County Park or along the coastal recreation trail in Pacific Grove. And since there are more than 500 direct and one-stop flights into the Monterey Regional Airport, it’s easy to stay an extra day to truly experience California’s Central Coast culture.

For a destination and venue that inspires and invigorates meeting attendees, look no further than Monterey County. Start planning your next meeting and experience for yourself the awe-inspiring beauty at