Location and Travel

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Conference Environment & Location

Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds is set next to the beautiful 17-Mile Drive in Pacific Grove, California. Known for the striking architecture of Julia Morgan and John Carl Warnecke, Asilomar is also home to many ocean and shore creatures living on its dunes and beaches. Weather can be foggy and damp or warm and sunny, even in the same day.  Be prepared for temperatures in the 40s and 50s, with the possibility of rain.

Asilomar is a California State Park on the Monterey Peninsula. As such, it is situated in a sensitive and unique natural area, which is maintained by Asilomar Staff and California’s State Park Rangers. As guests in this facility, our cooperation and respect for the site and the staff are vitally important.

Click here to view maps of the Asilomar grounds.

 

Getting There

Airports

Monterey Regional Airport (MRY), 15 minutes by car, and Mineta San José International Airport (SJC), 1½ hours by car, are the primary airports that serve visitors to Asilomar Conference Grounds. San Francisco International Airport (SFO), is approximately 2 hours by car from Asilomar.

Airport Car Rental

Depending on where you are flying into, we recommend either chartering a taxi or getting a rental car if you are flying into California. All major car rental companies are available in Monterey Regional Airport, Mineta San José International Airport, and the San Francisco International Airport. Click on the map below to see it as a Google Map, and to provide an idea of distance, for those who are traveling from other places.

 

Ground Transportation

Public transit, taxi, airport shuttle, and limousine services are available on the Monterey Peninsula. Click the links below for detailed information and phone numbers.

Monterey-Salinas Transit – public bus service for the Monterey Peninsula.

Taxi Service – taxi companies with phone numbers.

Monterey Airbus – shuttle service to/from San Jose and San Francisco International Airports.

 

Driving Directions

From San Francisco/San Jose:

  • 101 south to 156 west
  • To Hwy 1 south, through Monterey
  • To Hwy 68 west – Pebble Beach/Pacific Grove exit, continue 3.5 miles
  • Hwy 68 becomes Forest Avenue in Pacific Grove, continue 1 mile
  • Left onto Sinex Avenue, continue approximately 1 mile
  • Arrive at Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
  • EcoFarm Conference Registration in Surf & Sand Living Room

From Salinas/Monterey Regional Airport:

  • Hwy 68 west
  • To Hwy 1 south, through Monterey
  • To Hwy 68 west – Pebble Beach/Pacific Grove exit, continue 3.5 miles
  • Hwy 68 becomes Forest Avenue in Pacific Grove, continue 1 mile
  • Left onto Sinex Avenue, continue approximately 1 mile
  • Arrive at Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
  • EcoFarm Conference Registration in Surf & Sand Living Room

Parking

Parking is reserved for Asilomar’s overnight guests. Conference only (day use) attendees may park along nearby streets. Overnight sleeping in vehicles is prohibited.