Spend a Day on Cannery Row

Historic Cannery Row is a great destination with several attractions, making this a great place to spend a day on your next visit to Monterey. With scenic views and its historic charm, you are sure to enjoy every moment on this popular street.   Your Morning on Cannery Row After a hot breakfast at Jacks…

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Self Care at Spa on the Plaza

Preparing our Bodies & Minds for Winter Guest Blog Post from Camille Malcolm at Spa on the Plaza

Traditionally fall is a busy time. Schools reopen and the holidays are rushing in. Even the gusts of wind and falling leaves create a sense of urgency. Preparing our Bodies I have always found wisdom in the Ayurvedic teachings. Interestingly, Ayurvedic medicine addresses the change in seasons through diet and exercise. It seems that what…

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Elopements in Monterey County

The Monterey Peninsula has endless beauty, making this an amazing place to get married. Because of all the weddings, local wedding businesses know that big weddings aren’t for everyone, and have great knowledge of elopements in Monterey. At the Portola Hotel & Spa, our team can help you plan your special day, and give you great…

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Halloween in Monterey at the Halloween on the Wharf event

One Spooktacular Weekend in Monterey County: A Guide to Halloween in Monterey County

Spooky season is upon us, and it’s time to bust out those Halloween costumes for a fun weekend on the Monterey Peninsula. Learn about some fun events happening on Halloween weekend just minutes away from the Portola Hotel & Spa!   Halloween on the Wharf Just a short 5 minute walk from the Portola Hotel…

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Kayaking in the Monterey Bay

Your Guide to Sailing, Kayaking, and Whale Watching in Monterey

Known for its coastal beauty, Monterey boasts beautiful blue waters, gorgeous sandy shores, and stunning wildlife both at sea and on land. A great way to experience this is by taking advantage of the great sailing, kayaking, and whale watching adventures available in on the peninsula!   Sailing in Monterey Start your getaway right by…

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