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

Portola Hotel & Spa is just a short drive to 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. There are also 24 world-class golf courses to challenge even the most avid golfers for active and exciting Monterey travel.

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.