Location Spotlights

To Big Sur… with Love

Travel like a Big Sur Expert Big Sur is a very special place to many people. To help keep it that way and to help ensure your own safety, please observe some simple rules and follow these basic safety tips. Click here for more tips on Sustainable Moments in Monterey County. Visiting Big Sur? Here […]

Small town Salinas big on location looks

The center of Monterey County has its roots in agriculture. And as the town where John Steinbeck grew up, Salinas maintains a small town feel with turn-of-the-century buildings with character and dramatic architecture. Main Street is where “Bandits” filmed, with Billy Bob Thornton and Bruce Willis.  You’ll find Victorian houses (including Steinbeck’s home), and nearby […]

Winter in Carmel Valley

Winter is a beautiful time to film in Monterey County, especially in the lush Carmel Valley area. Let us know what film locations you need, and we’ll try to match you with owners of ranches and agricultural looks. As always, our coastal vistas are highly sought after as well.

Home On the Range?

Home on the range? While Monterey County is famous for its dramatic coastline, we also have ranches and expansive “Steinbeck Country” rural looks that have been the settings for commercials, fashion shoots, indie films and more. Cow and cowboys…horses…dirt roads and open land. Contact us about this ranch or for other locations: Karen@FilmMonterey.org.