Best Things to Do on the Monterey Peninsula This February

Looking for the coolest things to do on the Monterey Peninsula? You’re in luck! This month, in addition to the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day, there’s PGA golf, daring outdoor adventure films, and more. We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do on the Monterey Peninsula including museums, cultural events, food tours, golfing, hikes and more. Speaking of food, we also have an extensive list of our best restaurants on the Monterey Peninsula, and if you’re planning a weekend, the the best places to stay

February is mild on the Monterey Peninsula, with temperatures in the 50s-60s and nine days of rain on average.

Featured Photo: Courtesy of Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival
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Photo: Courtesy of Steven Shircliff

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

THRU February 5

The most popular PGA professional-amateur event navigates three destination golf courses in Del Monte Forest for several days of special competitions and four tournament rounds. Jason Bateman, Eric Church, Just Duhamel, Scott Eastwood, Larry Fitzgerald, Macklemore, Thomas Keller, Charles Kelley, Jake Owen, ScHoolboy Q and Alfonso Ribeiro rank among the celebrities attending.

More info: attpbgolf.com

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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

February 25

A most adrenalized evening of free-climbing, off-roading, sky-diving, cliff-jumping, sky-scraping adventure returns to California State University Monterey Bay to benefit local outdoor exploration and nature conservation nonprofits. The films vary in length but never skimp on holy-smokes action.

More info: banffcentre.ca/banffmountainfestival/tour

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42nd Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off

February 25-26

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk hosts a chowder lover’s fever dream with two days of tastings, namely amateur chefs on Saturday, followed by professional chefs on Sunday. Both days feature Boston and Manhattan clam chowder, and attendees help pick a winner each day. Tasting kit proceeds benefit Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation.

More info: beachboardwalk.com

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Photo: Courtesy of Naveen Venkatesan/Unsplash

Super Bowl LVII

February 13
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Photo: Courtesy of Luiz Paulo R. Santos/Unsplash

Valentine's Day

February 14

Event Venues

Looking to see what’s happening right now on the Monterey Peninsula? Our comprehensive list of venues across the city below will help you find what you need to know what’s going on.

Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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