'''Seaside''' is a city in [[Monterey County]] in the [[Central Coast]] region of [[California]]. It
Sand City, a three-square-mile town with a population of around 300, is surrounded by Seaside on three sides. A former sand manufacturing area, it has become an artist's colony, and its industrial buildings now house an array of galleries.
Visitors can also take [[Rail travel in the United States|Amtrak's]] [http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/am2Route/Vertical_Route_Page&c=am2Route&cid=1081256321841&ssid=132 Coast Starlight] to Salinas, and then take Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) [http://www.mst.org/routes/list.htm Route 20] to the Edgewater Transit Exchange, at the Edgewater Shopping Plaza in Sand City, across the street from Seaside.
Seaside is a small town and can easily be seen on foot.
Bus service from [http://www.mst.org Monterey-Salinas Transit] gives access to Seaside and nearby towns, such as [[Monterey]] and [[Pacific Grove]]
*Sand City has a large number of [http://www.sandcity.org/artists/artistsdirectory.htm artist's galleries], most open to the public. It also has an annual arts festival, the Sand City Westend Celebration, every August.
* <see name="Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course" url="http://www.bayonetblackhorse.com/"></see>, recently renovated, has 36 holes. It was originally the golf course for the Fort Ord military base, but has been upgraded since.
*[[Monterey]] is right next door, and it's only a five minute drive from most Seaside hotels to the historic district of that town. Just beyond Monterey is [[Pacific Grove]] and [[Carmel]]. [[Big Sur]] is about 45 minutes south on Route 1.
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