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48 Hours Of Things To Do In Monterey This Summer (and What To Wear!)

13 May 2022
48 Hours Of Things To Do In Monterey This Summer (and What To Wear!)

Summer is just around the corner, and that means it's the perfect time to start planning your summer getaway to Monterey. Only have 48 hours? You can still pack in tons of summer fun in just one weekend. In today's blog we created your itinerary for the best 48 hours of things to do in Monterey this summer.

Packing for your Upcoming Trip

Monterey has a mild climate year round with average temperatures ranging in the 50s to high 60s in the summer. It's best to dress in layers as our weather can fluctuate during the day. Be sure to pack cardigans, jackets, and zip-ups so you can stay comfortable throughout your time in Monterey.


4pm Check In to the Portola Hotel & Spa

After arriving in Monterey, check in to your comfortable guest room, and freshen up for dinner.

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5pm Enjoy Dinner at Jacks Monterey

Get ready for a refreshing experience at Jacks Monterey. Enjoy California Cultural Cuisine emphasizing in local ingredients and high quality seafood. With an award-winning wine list, delicious craft beer from our on-site craft brewery, and house cocktails, you'll find the perfect drink to pair with dinner.

7pm Watch the Summer Sunset

Head out to one of Monterey County's amazing beaches to watch the summer sunset. Asilomar State Beach and Del Monte Beach are both great places to enjoy the last rays of the day on your first evening in Monterey.

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Asilomar State Beach provides the best summer sunsets

8:30pm Enjoy a Night Cap at Sovino Wine Bar & Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar, located just steps away from the Portola Hotel & Spa, is a great place to relax after a busy day of travel. Enjoy wine from their local selection, and get comfortable on their heated patio or inside their cozy bar.

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Sovino Wine Bar & Merchant

10pm Settle in for the Night

Settle in and get some rest in your newly renovated guest room at the Portola Hotel & Spa. A fun weekend of activities lies ahead!


8:30am Breakfast in Monterey

The Portola Hotel & Spa is centrally located in downtown Monterey, so you'll have so many restaurant options to choose from for breakfast. Check out Alvarado Street for local cafes or quick bites.

11am Tee Time

Book a tee time at one of Monterey County's award winning golf courses. It's never fun to play golf in the heat of the summer, making Monterey the perfect place to play. With our mild summer weather, you'll stay cool throughout your game. Check out Pacific Grove Golf Links and Poppy Hills, both a short drive from the Portola Hotel & Spa.

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Poppy Hills Golf Course

1pm Lunch and Shopping

While you're out and about in Monterey County, check out downtown Carmel for quaint local restaurants, and some of the best shopping experiences in the county. This unique town offers many locally owned shops, as well as high-end retailers such as Cole Haan, Tiffany & Co., Coach, and more.

4pm Beach Volleyball at Monterey Bay Park

Enjoy the mild weather out on the sand at Monterey Bay Park. Bring a volleyball, and play a game on their court with friends or family. It's the perfect summer activity, and the park is only a 10-minute walk from the Portola Hotel & Spa.

7pm Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Get a view of the Monterey Bay this summer in a Summer Catamaran Cruise with Sail Monterey. Set sail for the most stunning views of Monterey and witness marine life while you sit back and relax. It's the perfect way to take it easy on a summer day in Monterey.

9pm Late Night Happy Hour at Peter B's Brewpub

Before heading in for the night, stop by Peter B's Brewpub, the Portola Hotel & Spa's on-site craft brewery. Enjoy Late Night Happy Hour from 9pm – 10pm on our heated patio or inside the brewery.

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Late Night Happy Hour at Peter B's


9am Breakfast at Jacks Monterey

Before checking out, enjoy a hot breakfast at Jacks Monterey right here in the Portola Hotel & Spa lobby. Check out the menu for the most delicious start to your last day in Monterey.

11am Bike Ride on the Monterey Rec Trail

Before heading home, take in Monterey one last time by enjoying a scenic bike ride on the Monterey Rec Trail. Leave your bags in the car, and rent bikes from Adventures by the Sea. Head to Pacific Grove or Seaside for breathtaking views no matter where you go.

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View from the Monterey Rec Trail

Start Planning your Summer Getaway

With so many summer activities to do in Monterey you'll have a variety of itinerary ideas for your upcoming trip. The Portola Hotel & Spa is centrally location to beaches, restaurants, and Monterey's most popular attractions. To book your stay today visit our website or call us at (888)-222-5851.

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