When is the best time to visit Monterey, Carmel & Big Sur?

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Really, any time is a good time to visit spring-like Monterey, Carmel & Big Sur. But unlike Southern California, the central coast doesn’t have picture-perfect weather all year long. Spring will deliver the best weather, with sunny skies, but fall sees the warmer temperatures. The rain usually comes in the late fall and early winter. Summers have cooler, windy weather, and the fog hangs over the city in the mornings. The weather can change drastically, so whichever season you decide to visit, be sure to pack layers.

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