John Steinbeck’s birthplace and boyhood home is a restored Queen Anne style Victorian built in 1897.  The Steinbeck family purchased the home in 1900 and raised their family there.  It was purchased by The Valley Guild in 1973.  ... more
The Carmel Foundation functions with the spirit and concern of a good and thoughtful neighbor. It has no message to deliver, no creed to preach, and supports no political theory. It strives to bring into the lives of the members a measure of dignity,... more
Tor House and Hawk Tower were built by Carmel poet Robinson Jeffers as a home and refuge for himself and his family, using granite boulders gathered from the shore of Carmel Bay. He sited the house on a point of land that meets the sea like the "prow... more
The Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is a nonprofit organization of volunteer members established in 1978 to acquire, maintain and provide for public access to Tor House, Hawk Tower... more
Toro County Park is located six miles from downtown Salinas, and 13 miles from the Monterey Peninsula. First opened to the public in 1971, the park’s 4,756 acres have been a haven for thousands of visitors. The park is also home for many types... more
Toro County Park is located six miles from downtown Salinas, and 13 miles from the Monterey Peninsula. First opened to the public in 1971, the park’s 4,756 acres have been a haven for thousands of visitors. The park is also home for many t... more
Vision Quest Ranch is a premiere animal park with a unique collection of animals with tours and eduational programs.  Their experienced staff and animals have been showcased in movies and have entertained many visitors to this wild animal kingdo... more
Small park with vistas of Point Lobos. There are outdoor tables, a barbecue, benches and restrooms. There is also a free city parking lot, where you can park your car all day and walk to town. more
The Volunteer Center of United Way Monterey County matches volunteers with meaningful opportunities to serve in our community. We partner with hundreds of community-based nonprofits throughout the county to link them with volunteers who have the skil... more