7 Romantic Spots to Visit in Monterey

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start planning your date here in Monterey! Monterey County is a stunning destination with several romantic locations. Check out or list of 7 romantic spots for you and your sweetheart to visit on your next getaway to Monterey.

Lovers Point

Known as a great spot for kayaking, swimming, and picnicking, Lovers Point is the perfect place for a date. Order Jacks Monterey or Peter B’s Brewpub to-go and head to this beautiful location to enjoy your picnic.



Refuge is an outdoor relaxation spa located in Carmel. This spa has saunas, steam rooms, hot and warm pools, Nordic cool and cold pools, and fire pits with Adirondack chairs. This spa is gorgeous and has breathtaking views where it will be easy to relax. It’s the perfect way to spend a romantic afternoon with your special someone.

Refuge a romantic spot in Monterey Refuge, an Outdoor Relaxation Spa in Carmel

17-Mile Drive

17-Mile Drive is a beautiful stretch of the Monterey Peninsula, which is also an excellent place to go bike riding with your sweetheart. Rent bikes from Mad Dogs & Englishmen stop at all the points of interest throughout the way. The views on this route are incredible with sea cliffs, beaches, scenic forests, and beautiful golf courses, making this a romantic date spot.



Carmel-by-the-Sea is a quaint village just a 15 minute drive from the Portola Hotel & Spa. Many people describe the homes and businesses in Carmel as fairytale-like. It’s truly a romantic place with many fun things to do on a date. Go hiking down one of the best kept secrets, the Mission Trail, then tour the 250 year old Carmel Mission Basillica. Don’t forget to shop in downtown, walk the Carmel Beach, or enjoy wine at the 28 different local wine tasting rooms. Check it out for yourself to see why everyone loves this scenic place.

Take a romantic walk on Carmel Beach

Spanish Bay

This fantastic beach location is located in Pebble Beach, just 15 minutes from the Portola Hotel & Spa. Both locals and tourists love this beautiful location with a rugged shoreline, deep blue waters, and another gorgeous spot for sunsets. Just prior to sunset, stop off at the Inn at Spanish Bay and enjoy the sunset complete with a live bagpiper!


Spa on the Plaza

Our spa, Spa on the Plaza, is a great place for you to relax with your sweetheart. Be sure to try one of the packages for couples massages and treatments. It’s the perfect way to start or end your romantic getaway to Monterey.


Asilomar State Beach

Asilomar State Beach, less than a 15 minute drive from the Portola Hotel & Spa, is an gorgeous Beach with breathtaking sunsets. After a day of exploring Monterey, head to this spot to watch the sun go down with your significant other.

Asilomar State Beach Romantic Spot Asilomar State Beach provides the most romantic sunsets

Spend Valentine’s Day in Monterey

With so many stunning vistas, Monterey is an excellent place to visit for Valentine’s Day. When you visit be sure to explore one of these romantic spots. The Portola Hotel & Spa is conveniently located, making all these locations just a short drive or walk away. To book your room at the Portola Hotel & Spa visit us online or call us at 888-222-5851.

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