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As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Arroyo Seco, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Arroyo Seco and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Arroyo Seco:
    • 36.326910, -121.277982
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Arroyo Seco
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Monterey County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Monterey County
    • Since Arroyo Seco is near San Benito County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for San Benito County
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Arroyo Seco ...

We found three communities that share the name Arroyo Seco.

There is one other community in California which is also named Arroyo Seco.

Beyond California, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In California ...
    • Amador County
      • This Arroyo Seco is located in Amador County and lies 140 miles [225.3 km]<1> to the north of the Arroyo Seco that is located in Monterey County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amador County community of Arroyo Seco.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New Mexico
      • Santa Fe County
      • This Arroyo Seco is located in Santa Fe County and lies 849 miles [1,366.3 km]<1> to the east of the Arroyo Seco that is located in Monterey County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Santa Fe County community of Arroyo Seco.
      • Taos County
      • This Arroyo Seco is located in Taos County and lies 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the east of the Arroyo Seco that is located in Monterey County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taos County community of Arroyo Seco.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arroyo Seco ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bitterwater
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bitterwater
    • Bitterwater is located in San Benito County
  • Dean
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dean have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dean
    • Dean is located in Monterey County
  • Greenfield
    (Less than 2 miles to the east)
  • Harlem
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harlem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlem
    • Harlem is located in Monterey County
  • Jamesburg
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamesburg
    • Jamesburg is located in Monterey County
  • King City
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Pinnacles
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinnacles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinnacles
    • Pinnacles is located in San Benito County
  • Sycamore Flat
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sycamore Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore Flat
    • Sycamore Flat is located in Monterey County

How Far From Arroyo Seco to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Arroyo Seco to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Arroyo Seco and extending to:

  • Salinas, which is the Seat of Monterey County, lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Arroyo Seco to Salinas, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Sacramento, which is the State Capital of California, lies 156 miles [251.1 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,402 miles [3,865.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 94 days and walking would take 137 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,487 miles [12,049.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,255 miles [13,285.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,289 miles [10,121.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arroyo Seco. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Monterey County: www.co.monterey.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arroyo Seco) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arroyo Seco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3269, Longitude: -121.2780       In this case, the coordinates for Arroyo Seco have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Arroyo Seco to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 339.077 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.723 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.459 degrees.









 

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