Portola Hotel & Spa

24 Hours in Monterey

24 Hours in Monterey

Any time you have the opportunity to get away for a quick bit of rest and relaxation, you want to take advantage of every moment! We have some fun tips and ideas for making the most out of your 24 hours in Monterey! From check in to check out; take a look at our action-packed itinerary to inspire your next stay at the Portola Hotel & Spa in beautiful Monterey, Ca!

Day 1

4:00pm – Check In
Make sure to enjoy your complimentary, homemade chocolate chip cookie!

4:30pm – Time for Happy Hour!
Small bites, brews, and more await! Our onsite brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub features a daily Happy Hour from 4:30pm – 6pm, seven days a week! Enjoy appetizers from $3-$9 including wings, fried pickles, calamari and more! Plus, make sure to take advantage of their $5 cocktails and pints + $6 glasses of house wine!

6:30pm – TGIF!
If arriving on a Friday – don’t miss TGIF at Jacks Terrace here at the Portola. Enjoy live music, wine, appetizers and even dinner under the stars out on Jacks’ new, heated, pet friendly terrace. Make yourself comfortable out on the terrace – warm up next to the fire-pits, listen to live music, and sit back and relax. Savor every moment of your evening in Monterey!

8:30pm – Time for a Stroll!
Being located just steps from Fisherman’s Wharf and the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail, take an evening stroll. Explore the shops and sights along Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf, then continue on along the trail, taking in the views of the Monterey Bay, the twinkling lights of sailboats, and the majestic skyline.

10:00pm – Nighty, Night!
Head up to your guest room and relax in our comfy beds – equipped with luxurious, pillow topped mattress!

Day 2

9:00am – Wake Up!
It’s time for breakfast! If you are looking for a complete breakfast buffet, visit The Club Room, located off our lobby. Indulge in bottomless mimosa, made to order omelets, and more! If you are looking for something a bit lighter, stop by our NEW Peet’s Coffee located off our lower lobby. Enjoy a Peet’s signature coffee or tea drink, and an array of Portola made, fresh baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, snacks, and so much more!

10:00am – Let’s Head Out to Sea!
Rent a sea kayak or stand up paddle board from Adventures by the Sea and experience the Monterey Bay up close and personal, while getting in your morning workout!

Family Time in Monterey

11:30am – Check it Out!
If you’re checking out today, put your bags in the car – but don’t let the fun stop! Book a spa treatment at our Spa on the Plaza or grab your sunscreen and make it a beach day! Monterey State Beach located right along the Coastal Recreation Trail is a beautiful white sand beach, ideal for a beach picnic and just plain, relaxing. If the weather isn’t cooperating, consider touring local museums like the Monterey Museum of Art, or the Pacific House Museum, both within walking distance from the Portola.

2:30pm – Sip & Savor!
If you are continuing your stay at the Portola, how about sipping your way through the afternoon? Visit our Plaza area right outside the hotel and wine taste at Puma Road Winery Tasting Room, then meander a few doors down to SoVino Wine Bar & Merchant.

4:30pm – Time for a Nap!

6:30pm – Let’s Eat (Again? Why Not, You’re on Vacation)!
Tonight, dine inside the dining room at Jacks Monterey. Experience locally sourced, California Cultural Cuisine including specialties like: Jacks Chowder, Dungeness Crab Cakes, Pacific King Salmon, Black Cod Tom Kha, or Harris Ranch Filet Mignon.

8:30pm – We Love the Nightlife!
Explore the nightlife of Downtown Monterey. Visit local bars or something a bit quieter, walk along the tree-lined streets and treat yourself to homemade, locally crafted ice cream at Revival Ice Cream. Other options include shows and concerts at the Golden State Theater or an independent film at the Osio Theater. Ask our Concierge for movie times and entertainment calendars.

Book your next Monterey Bay getaway today! Visit portolahotel.com.

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