Beautiful Monterey Bay Attractions

Something For Everyone

The Monterey Peninsula has been called the 'greatest meeting of land, sea and sky' in the world. The Portola Hotel & Spa is in walking distance to the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey State Beaches, and Monterey State Historic Park with its historic adobes and Cannery Row, made famous by John Steinbeck. In addition to these exciting Monterey Bay attractions, the area also offers hundreds of dining, entertainment and shopping opportunities.

Monterey Activities

Stay at Portola Hotel & Spa and find yourself at the center of some of the best things to do in Monterey. Explore our comprehensive guide to top Monterey activities — like golfing, shopping, and hiking — and build your trip itinerary with ease. We are also just a short drive from popular attractions like 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, Carmel-by-the-Sea, the wineries of Carmel Valley and Salinas Valleys, and the grandeur of the Big Sur Coast. 

Outdoor Adventures

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary offers unique kayaking and whale watching adventures, combined with its spectacular coastline as well as encounters with local sea life inhabitants such as otters, whales, sea lions and many aquatic birds.

Check out our Monterey guide to the best area activities nearby, and then reserve your stay today.