The Monterey Peninsula is one of the greatest places where land, sea and sky meet. It is known as an ideal vacation and business destination, with hotel, bed-and-breakfast and motel accommodations for any budget and lifestyle. Of particular interest is Monterey's Convention Center, its famous Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Acquarium, Fishermen's Wharf, 17-mile drive, Laguna Seca Raceway and The National Steinbeck Center in Salinas. Monterey County is home to the Arts and Culture, offering first-rate art galleries, museums, theaters, wine estates, historic sites, guided tours and walks, whale watching and fishing, family adventure and last, not least, the spectacular scenery of the Salinas Valley, Pebble Beach, and Big Sur, which include the towns of Carmel Valley, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Marina, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Soledad, Monterey, Moss Landing and Seaside.
MRY Airport is located within City limits of Monterey - adjacent to the Fair Grounds, and only 5 miles SE from the business District. It is and is accessible from Hwy 1 (take the Hwy 68 East exit), drive 1.5 miles on Hwy 68 and at the second light turn left on Olmsted Road; drive straight on to Airport one minute away.
MRY recently installed 2,354 solar panels, taking the Airport 95 percent off the grid.
With 2 parallel runways and about 400K passengers a yearl Monterey Peninsula Airport is served by a number of major airlines offering direct flights to U.S. hubs with connections around the world.
The small passenger terminal at Monterey Peninsula Airport - open year-round, 4am to last flight - offers Boingo wireless internet access, and has a full-service restaurant - the Golden Tee, a Cafe, a snack bar, a gift shop/newsstand, and rental car desks. A large board room accommodating 45 persons can be rented by calling (831) 648-7000.
Current airlines serving MRY with current flights to San Diego, Phoenix, San Francisco, Las Vegas & Los Angeles - enabling passengers to connect to 95 destinations.
Alaska - tel. 1-800-252-7522;
Allegiant - tel. 1-702-505-8888;
American - tel. 1-800-433-7300;
United Express /operated by SkyWest - tel. 1-800-241-6522
Transportation: Aside from rental cars, you can take a taxi (Central Coast Taxi 831-626-3333 or Salinas Yellow Cab) - or take the public Monterey-Salinas Transit shuttle bus (tel: 831-899-2555) , which runs between Monterey and Salinas and connects to international airports San Francisco SFO and San Jose Mineta SJC.