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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Gonzales.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Gonzales ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Salinas. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the northwest of Gonzales. Salinas has a population of 158,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Santa Cruz. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northwest of Gonzales and has a population of 65,000 people.

For comparison, Gonzales has a population of 8,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Gonzales and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Capitola   [Map]   10,180   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Carmel-by-the-Sea   [Map]   3,897   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gilroy   [Map]   57,664   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   17,517   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hollister   [Map]   38,404   N   23 miles [37 km]
King City   [Map]   14,055   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Los Banos   [Map]   39,183   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Marina   [Map]   22,145   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Monterey   [Map]   28,639   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Morgan Hill   [Map]   45,037   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Pacific Grove   [Map]   15,698   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Scotts Valley   [Map]   11,945   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Seaside   [Map]   34,150   W   23 miles [37 km]
Soledad   [Map]   26,273   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Watsonville   [Map]   54,098   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Ambler Park   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Boronda   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Carmel Valley Village   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Castroville   [Map]   ---   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Chualar   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Del Rey Oaks   [Map]   1,687   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Paicines   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Prunedale   [Map]   ---   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Ridgemark   [Map]   ---   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
San Benito   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
San Juan Bautista   [Map]   1,976   N   23 miles [37 km]
Sand City   [Map]   387   W   23 miles [37 km]
Serra Village   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Spreckels   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tres Pinos   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]

For more communities neighboring Gonzales, please visit our County-by-County Page for Gonzales.

Monterey County ...

Gonzales is located in Monterey County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monterey County: Fresno, Kings, San Benito, San Luis Obispo & Santa Cruz. The western boundary of the county is on the Pacific Ocean.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gonzales ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Gonzales.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gonzales ...

Looking for more information about Gonzales? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Gonzales, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gonzales.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Gonzales.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Gonzales. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gonzales. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of California

    California Tourism
    Parks for California

    Fishing in California
    Hunting in California

TripAdvisor Link for:

    California Statewide Tourism
    Gonzales Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Gonzales


National Park Service (NPS) sites in California

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in California

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in California

Airports Near Gonzales ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Gonzales.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Salinas Muni. (ICAO: KSNS)   [Map]   SNS   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Marina Muni.   [Map]   OAR   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY/KMRY)   [Map]   MRY   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Mesa Del Rey Airport   [Map]   KIC   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hollister Muni.   [Map]   CVH   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Watsonville Muni. (ICAO: KWVI)   [Map]   WVI   NNW   35 miles [56.3 km]
South Co. Airport   [Map]   E16   NNW   40 miles [64.4 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Gonzales.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Gonzales. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. (SJC/KSJC)   [Map]   SJC   NNW   64 miles [103 km]
San Francisco Intl. (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]   SFO   NNW   92 miles [148.1 km]
Metro Oakland Intl. (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]   OAK   NNW   94 miles [151.3 km]
Fresno Yosemite Intl. (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]   FAT   E   97 miles [156.1 km]
San Luis County Rgnl. (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]   SBP   SSE   98 miles [157.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY/KMRY)   [Map]   MRY   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Merced Muni. (MCE/KMCE)   [Map]   MCE   NE   74 miles [119.1 km]
Modesto City - Co. Airport (MOD/KMOD)   [Map]   MOD   NNE   81 miles [130.4 km]
Metro Oakland Intl.    [Map]   ---   NNW   94 miles [151.3 km]
Stockton Metro Airport (SCK/KSCK)   [Map]   SCK   N   96 miles [154.5 km]
Visalia Muni. (VIS/KVIS)   [Map]   VIS   E   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Salinas Muni. (ICAO: KSNS)   [Map]   SNS   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Marina Muni.   [Map]   OAR   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Mesa Del Rey Airport   [Map]   KIC   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hollister Muni.   [Map]   CVH   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Watsonville Muni. (ICAO: KWVI)   [Map]   WVI   NNW   35 miles [56.3 km]
South Co. Airport   [Map]   E16   NNW   40 miles [64.4 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.   (SJC/KSJC)   [Map]
        Website for Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Francisco Intl.   (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]
        Website for San Francisco International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Stockton Metro Airport   (SCK/KSCK)   [Map]
        Website for Stockton Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Visalia Muni.   (VIS/KVIS)   [Map]
        Website for Visalia Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Salinas Muni.   (ICAO: KSNS)   [Map]
        Website for Salinas Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Watsonville Muni.   (ICAO: KWVI)   [Map]
        Website for Watsonville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Metro Oakland Intl.   (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]
        Website for Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fresno Yosemite Intl.   (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]
        Website for Fresno Yosemite International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Luis County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]
        Website for San Luis County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Intl.   (SMF/KSMF)   [Map]
        Website for Sacramento International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Monterey Peninsula Airport   (MRY/KMRY)   [Map]
        Website for Monterey Peninsula Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Merced Muni.   (MCE/KMCE)   [Map]
        Website for Merced Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Modesto City - Co. Airport   (MOD/KMOD)   [Map]
        Website for Modesto City - County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gonzales: www.ci.gonzales.ca.us/

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

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gonzales.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Gonzales. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gonzales) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gonzales. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gonzales

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gonzales. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5089, Longitude: -121.4420     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Gonzales), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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