The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am tournamnet started when Bing Crosby invited some friends to play a chairity golf game in Rancho Sante Fe in 1937. Now, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am tournamnet is played at three of Monterey's premier golf courses and is one of the most exciting events on the PGA tour.
One of the world's most exciting cycling festivals takes place in Moneterey each year! The Sea Otter Classic hosts over 10,000 athletes and draws 71,000 fans to Monterey each year, in addition to hosting one of the world's largest consumer bike expositions.
The largest rural marathon in the world, the Big Sur Marathon's beautiful course offers views of the Pacific Ocean. This official Boston qualifier race draws thousands of people to the Monetery area every year.
Monterey is host to dozens of music, art, food and sporting festivals every year. Check out September's annual Montery Jazz Festival or learn more about visual arts at May's Carmel Art Festival.
10 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosts dozens of racing events each year on their 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course.
Every August, Monterey's Pebble Beach plays host to one of the most competitive events in the automobile world. These elegant car collections are judged for historical accuracy, technical merit an style- attracting classic car collectors from all over the world.