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Directions to the Asilomar Conference Grounds

Accommodations for the conference will be provided
by the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove. For a map of the conference grounds, click here

 

From San Francisco Bay Area or San Jose
Asilomar is approximately 120 miles south of downtown San Francisco (about 105 miles from San Francisco International Airport) and about 75 miles south of San Jose. Take 101 south to 156 West. Take 156 West to highway 1 South, through Monterey to the Pebble Beach / Pacific Grove exit, turn right on Holman highway / 68 West. Stay on Highway 68 West/Holman Highway for 3.5 miles until it becomes a city street called Forest Avenue. Continue on Forest Avenue for about 1 mile and make a left turn onto Sinex Avenue. In just under 1 mile, Sinex Avenue ends right at the front gates to Asilomar.
 
From Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, or San Luis Obispo
Asilomar is approximately 325 miles from downtown Los Angeles (about 310 miles from LAX). Take 101 North though Salinas to 156 West. Take 156 West to highway 1 South, through Monterey to the Pebble Beach / Pacific Grove exit, and highway 68 West. For about 3-1/2 miles you will then be on a portion of Highway 68 West that is also called the Holman Highway. Stay on Highway 68 West/Holman Highway until it becomes a city street called Forest Avenue. Continue on Forest Avenue for about 1 mile and make a left turn onto Sinex Avenue. In just under 1 mile, Sinex Avenue ends right at the front gates to Asilomar.

AMTRAK services Salinas only. If there are four or more in your party, you can take the AMTRAK bus from Salinas to the Monterey Transit Center in downtown Monterey. For AMTRAK rates and schedules, and for information about the AMTRAK bus from Salinas to Monterey, contact AMTRAK at 455 Market Street #970, San Francisco, CA 94105, or call (800) 872-7245.
If you cannot take the AMTRAK bus, you can take the Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) (see Public Transportation below). If you do not want to ride a bus from the AMTRAK station, you will need to rent a car to get to Asilomar from Salinas.

Airport Transportation
Local taxi companies service the Monterey Peninsula Airport, as does the Monterey-Salinas Transit bus system (see Public Transportation). Airport shuttle service to and from San Jose and San Francisco airports can be arranged in advance through Monterey Salinas Airbus, by calling 831-373-7777, or via their website at http://www.montereyairbus.com/ .
 
Taxicab Service
Taxicabs are available at the Monterey Airport for transfer to Asilomar.
Fares are $20 - $25 one-way.

Car Rental
The following are some of the car rental companies that service the Monterey area. It is highly recommended that you call to reserve your car well in advance, since some local events such as golf tournaments and music festivals have been known to create a rental car shortage. 
* American Auto Rental (831) 649-1611
* Avis® Rent A Car (831) 647-7140 
* Budget® Rent A Car (831) 373-1899 
* Dollar® Rent A Car (831) 422-2619 
* Enterprise® Rent-A-Car (831) 649-6300 
* Hertz® Worldwide Car Rental (831) 373-3318 
* Monterey Rent-A-Roadster (831) 647-1929 
* National Car Rental® (831) 373-4181

For additional transportation information, click here.