Monterey Activities

Monterey Activities

The Best of the Bay

In addition to offering a multitude of amenities, including award-wining dining and a full-service Monterey spa, Portola Hotel & Spa also offers easy access to top Monterey Bay attractions. The coastal California area is packed with special attractions to take part in during your stay. Browse our list of Monterey Bay art galleries, cultural centers, museums, and more for our favorite picks.

Adventures by the Sea

Have an adventure by the sea with fun Monterey activities on wheels. Rent bicycles, 4-passenger surreys, kayaks, or paddle boards for individuals or groups.

299 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 648-7235

Monterey Tennis Center

Located on 401 Pearl Street in Monterey. Tennis courts are walking distance from the Portola Hotel & Spa.

401 Pearl St
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 646-3881

Pebble Beach Equestrian Center

Go horseback riding throughout Pebble Beach.

3300 Portola Rd
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
(831) 624-2756

Monterey Bay Equestrian Center

Go horseback riding along the beach in Monterey.

19805 Pesante Rd
Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 663-5712

Monterey Art Galleries

Venture Art Gallery

Located at 260 Alvarado, in the Portola Hotel & Spa main lobby.

260 Alvarado St
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-6279

Monterey Bay Attractions

Hearst Castle

There are four separate tours of different sections of the expansive castle with rich décor and a compelling history.

750 Hearst Castle Rd
San Simeon, CA 93452
(800) 444-4445

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium is open seven days a week and a marvel of an attraction. Tickets are available for purchase at the front desk and concierge desk for guests staying at the Portola Hotel & Spa.

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 648-4800

Monterey Wineries & Tasting Rooms

The Wine Trolley

Pick-up takes place in front of the Portola Hotel & Spa at 11:00am.

290 Figueroa St
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 624-1700

Bargetto Winery

The oldest winery in Monterey. Located in Cannery Row, attractions include winery/brewery, a wine tasting room, winery tours, group tours and gift shop.

700 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 373-4053

A Taste of Monterey

Located in Cannery Row, attractions include a wine tasting room, winery tours, group tours,and gift shop.

700 Cannery Row KK
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 646-5446

Sovino

241 Alvarado, in the Portola Hotel & Spa. This downtown shop specializes in California premium boutique wines and offers daily wine tastings and wine related gifts.

241 Alvarado St
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 641-9463

Museums

Monterey’s MY Museum

Located on Washington Street in Downtown Monterey; the MY Museum provides an environment unique to any other in Monterey County. This 8,500 square foot museum is packed with a variety of hands-on exhibits, making each visit unique and exciting.

425 Washington St
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649-6444

Monterey Museum of Art

Nationally accredited art museum of local and national artists.

559 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-5477

Maritime Museum of Monterey

Located in Stanton Center on the Custom House Plaza, near Fisherman's Wharf.

5 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-2608

National Steinbeck Center

Located in Salinas, about 30 minutes from Monterey using Highway 68 East.

1 Main St
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 796-3833

Monterey Tours

The Wine Trolley

Pick-up takes place in front of the Portola Hotel & Spa at 11:00am.

290 Figueroa St
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 624-1700

Princess Monterey Whale Watching

Go sightseeing for extraordinary marine wildlife & seabirds with experienced Marine Biologists and Naturalists. Located on Fisherman's Wharf, take their boat tours and create memories that will last a lifetime. Make sure to also check out our special vacation deal with Princess Monterey Whale Watching on our site!

96 Fishermans Wharf Suite 1
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-2203

Monterey Movie Tours

Scenic Movie Tour of the Monterey Peninsula including 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach!

(831) 372-6278

Sea Car Tours

Explore Monterey with Sea Cars talking cars (with GPS-driven narration) - what better way to see these great outdoors - in a Scoot Coupe!

230 Alvarado St
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 884-6807