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Cool for Summer – Plan Your Perfect Summer Day

Cool for Summer – Plan Your Perfect Summer Day

School’s out for summer and it’s time to take advantage of free time and lots of fun! No visit to the Portola Hotel & Spa is complete without enjoying all the Monterey Bay has to offer, especially during the summer months. Whether traveling with the family or having a romantic getaway, summer is the perfect time to create your own Monterey Moment and get into vacation mode!

So, put on your shades, grab a hat and – let’s celebrate summer with five of our favorite activities!

1.When on vacation – everyone needs a pool day! Sip drinks poolside, enjoy lunch and relax at our outdoor pool here at the Portola. Soak in the California sunshine or relax under a shaded cabana with a good book – or even better a nap.

Poolside with a good book and cocktail

Poolside with a good book and cocktail

2. Nothing says summer like a good beach day. Ask one of our Portola concierges for tips on the best beach to visit during your stay. If traveling with pets, Carmel Beach is dog friendly and so picturesque, that as soon as your toes hit the sand and you look out at the horizon, a sense of calm will take over. Carmel Beach is practically perfect during any time of day – and the sunsets are amazing!

Monterey Beach at sunset

Monterey Beach at sunset

3. If adventure is what your seeking – walk on over to Adventures by the Sea right outside the doors here at the Portola. Book a guided Kayak tour or Stand Up Paddle Boarding experience. The experts at Adventures by the Sea will direct you to the best coves and spots along the Monterey Bay.

Kayaking by Adventures by the Sea
Kayaking by Adventures by the Sea


Stand Up Paddle Boarding by Adventures by the Sea

Stand Up Paddle Boarding by Adventures By the Sea

4. Book a tour on the Wine Trolley and head on out to sunny Carmel Valley. This idyllic setting is home to boutique wineries and tasting rooms and independently owned galleries, cafes and shops. Surrounded by rolling hills, Carmel Valley Village’s relaxed vibe and gorgeous setting is the perfect spot for a summer day trip.

5. Did someone say ice cream? Just down the street from the Portola on Alvarado one of Monterey’s most popular ice cream shops – Revival Ice Cream. Hand crafted right on the premises, Revival features unique flavors, sourced from local ingredients. Flavors range from their signature, Bee’s Knees to Mint Eucalyptus, the Revival Bouquet Sorbet, Apple Pie and Milk & Cookies; to name just a few.

 

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