48 Hours in Monterey

48 Hours in Monterey

When planning a weekend getaway, every moment counts! From relaxing poolside, spa treatments, dining out (or in, who doesn’t love room service?), and just plain exploring, let us inspire some ideas for your next 48 hours in Monterey!

Being within walking distance to so many amazing activities and sites, leave the car in the garage and walk (or ride) your way through your weekend. Our travel experts here at the Portola are sharing some fun ideas that of course incorporate relaxation, fun, and even better – lots of food & drink!

Massage Anyone?

Book a massage, facial or both at our Spa On the Plaza. With both individual and couples’ options available, there’s no better way to start your getaway than with complete relaxation and of course, pampering!

Craft Beer Tasting

Home to Monterey’s original craft brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub, the Portola Hotel & Spa is the only hotel in area to house their own brewery. Order a flight and taste some of Peter B’s flagship brews, as well as special seasonal blends and more. You can even take home your favorite, new brew in a souvenir growler or hydro flask. …And just so you know, Peter B’s also features a daily Happy Hour (4pm-6pm), and late-night Happy Hour, Sunday-Thursday (9:30pm-10:30pm).

Peter B's Happy Hour

Healthy Hour

We all know how important it is to stay healthy while on vacation, and the team at Jacks Monterey, definitely has your back! Jacks’ NEW Healthy Hour, offered, seven days a week from 5pm-6pm showcases Ketel One Botanical Cocktails as well as healthy appetizers including a Hummus & Veggie Plate or the amazing Bo Ssam Wrap featuring grilled chicken, butter lettuce, and a Thai basil sesame sauce. Jacks Monterey also serves lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. Plus, for those arriving on Fridays, make sure to check out TGIF at Jacks Terrace!

Healthy Hour at Jacks

Opt Outside

Lace up your tennis shoes and hit the trail – the Coastal Recreation Trail. Rent a beach cruiser or mountain bike and cruise along the Pacific Ocean as you head down to Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row or the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Along the way you are sure to spot seals, sea otters, sea birds and maybe even the occasional whale spout or dolphin tail. With plenty of shops and cafes along the way, make it a day as you take in the sights on two wheels.

Cannery Row

Soak Up the Sun

Whether you are choosing to lounge your way through the day poolside at the Portola, or head out to one of the amazing white sand beaches in Monterey, Pacific Grove, or Carmel by the Sea – make sure to take a moment or two to just soak up the sun, enjoy the view, and most importantly unwind.

Portola Hotel Pool Days

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