Welcome to the Lighthouse District in New Monterey

You Are Invited to Shop, Dine and be Entertained!
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The Lighthouse District in Monterey, CA boasts the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium and over 100 intriguing specialty shops, restaurants and nightlife establishments to be explored! We're an up and coming district located just three blocks away from Monterey's historic Cannery Row. Although we're not as well known as our famous sister district, you'll find delightful surprises waiting for you in the Lighthouse District.

Eight Blocks Long and Packed with Food Establishments
Crystal Fish Sushi

Wet your whistle or grab a bite to eat at one of over two dozen pubs, restaurants, and cafes that are located here. The Lighthouse District is only about eight blocks long, but we know how to show your taste buds a great time. Our offerings range from conventional family dining establishments to ethnic restaurants that are favorites of local residents and out of town guests alike. Whether you've come to tour the beautiful scenery and history of the Monterey Peninsula or you live right in our 'hood, be sure to browse our Business Directory and reserve a table when it's time to eat.

Community Activities at Scholze Park Community Center
Scholze Park Community Center

The Scholze Park Community Center is devoted primarily to Adults and Senior Citizens. Activities include Dance, Art, Exercise, and Health Resource classes. We also offer activities for the developmentally challenged, such as ceramics and the monthly Friday Social (first Friday of each month from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.). The Alliance on Aging Wellness Support Services office is located in this facility. Organizations holding regular meetings at the Community Center include the Central Coast Art Association, Humanists Association of the Monterey Bay, and Narcotics Anonymous.

The Community Center is a lovely, early California style, building available for special events, private parties and non-profit organization meetings. Scholze park is a 1.2 acre park with a large turf area and group BBQ area.

About this Website

About the New Monterey Business Association

This website is owned by the New Monterey Business Association (NMBA). The NMBA's is a collective organization of small business owners located on Lighthouse Avenue united to achieve the common goals of creating economic vitality, building community, and reaffirming the spirit of the New Monterey neighborhood.