Guest Blog Post: The Ultimate Monterey Bay Vacation Giveaway Launches

Inspirations & Celebrations recently announced its partnership with multiple award-winning businesses in Northern California, including: Portola Hotel & SpaRestaurant 1833Jacks Restaurant & Lounge, Adventures By The SeaSpa On The Plaza at Portola Hotel & SpaMonterey Bay Sailing, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The lifestyle blog and these premiere businesses are collaborating to create The Ultimate Monterey Bay Vacation Giveaway in honor of the 4 Year Anniversary of Inspirations & Celebrations.


About The Monterey Bay

The captivating Monterey Bay is a renowned destination spot located on the Central Coast of Northern California (just a few hours north of Los Angeles). Overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean, the must-visit area is exalted for its awe-inspiring natural environment, world-class events, outdoor adventures, and award-winning fine dining. The spectacular area and its many hotspots have won prestigious awards (from Travel + LeisureWine Spectator, TripAdvisor, etc.) as a premiere travel destination. From iconic fashion designer Michael Kors to legendary Hollywood director Clint Eastwood, countless celebrities and the world’s social elite count the Monterey Bay as one of their favorite spots in the world.


How To Win The Ultimate Monterey Bay Vacation Giveaway

To be eligible to win, entrants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older and a legal resident of the United States at time of entry. The Ultimate Monterey Bay Vacation Giveaway runs from October 1, 2015 – October 31st, 2015. To enter, visit and follow the easy entry instructions.


About The Prize Package:

This prize package includes all below sponsored accommodations, activities, and amenities. Total prize value is approximately $1,500.


2-Night Accommodations (in a Deluxe, Harbor View Room) at Portola Hotel & Spa: The 4-Star, AAA Four Diamond hotel is located in historic old Monterey, overlooking the scenic Monterey Bay. The Portola Hotel & Spa is conveniently located within walking distance to trendy restaurants and lounges, a coastal rec trail, shopping, and the world famous Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row tourist attractions.

As part of this Giveaway package, also included: Complimentary Overnight Parking & WIFI. [Accommodations Package Value: $820]


Breakfast for 2 (for 2 Mornings) at Jacks Restaurant & Lounge: Located inside the Portola Hotel & Spa, Jacks Restaurant & Lounge features both outdoor and indoor dining, and offers fresh, California coastal fare using regional, sustainable ingredients. From Cinnamon Swirl French Toast to Omelets-To-Order, breakfast at Jacks is the best way to start the day.


Dinner & Wine Pairing for 2 at Restaurant 1833: Restaurant 1833 resides in a national heritage site that is rich with historical elements from Monterey’s historical background. The two-story restaurant is a design-forward space with regal, turn-of-the-century elements that play homage to the buildings rich history in each of the six interior spaces. The restaurant’s desirable indoor and outdoor seating provide the perfect space for guests to enjoy gourmet food and custom cocktails. [Gift Certificate Value: $250]


Introductory Sailing Lesson & Bay Cruises from Monterey Bay Sailing: From an introductory sailing lesson to relaxing bay cruises, Monterey Bay Sailing has been putting the wind behind people’s sails since 1998. The prize includes a 1-Hour Bay Cruise, 2-Hour Bay Cruise, and 2-Hour Introduction to Sailing Class. [Gift Certificate Total Value: $207; Certificates provided for 1 person, 2 person-minimum booking is required for redemption.]


2 Tickets to The Monterey Bay Aquarium: The world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium (located at ocean’s edge on Cannery Row in Monterey, CA.) is a spectacular showcase of sea life. Over 35,000 creatures representing more than 550 species fill 34 jaw-dropping galleries. The Aquarium is a window to the wonders of the ocean, and one of the most amazing adventures on the Monterey Peninsula. [Gift Certificate Value: $80]


All-Day Kayaking for 2 from Adventures By The Sea: From up-close whale-watching to sea otter sightings, there’s no better way to get your daily dose of exercise than by kayaking on the Monterey Bay. Renowned for its family-friendly outdoor activities, Adventures By The Sea offers fun and exciting activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking, and bicycling. [Gift Certificate Value: $60]


Gift Certificate from Spa On The Plaza: This gift certificate can be used to purchase deluxe beauty products or spa services at the award-winning Spa On The Plaza in Monterey, California. They carry an array of spa essentials that will dazzle and delight the senses. In addition to offering several treatments such as massages, facials, and body treatments. Get ready to be pampered in style. [Gift Certificate Value: $50]


About Inspirations & Celebrations

Since launching in October 2011 by Christina-Lauren Pollack (a lifestyle expert, blogger, and contributing writer forThe Los Angeles Fashion Magazine), Inspirations & Celebrations has become a daily source of inspiration and information for over 75,000 subscribers and followers (including celebrities, top brands, and popular bloggers).

The easy-to-navigate desktop & mobile-friendly site features hundreds of articles on a range of topics geared toward women (ages 18-40), including: fashion trends & style advicehealth & beauty tipshome decorating &entertaining tutorialstravel guides, and special event coverage.

To date, the site has collaborated with over 100 leading lifestyle brands & retailers, including: Google, Tommy Bahama, Amazon, ESQ Movado, L.A.M.B., L’Oréal Paris, Bacardi, Intel, VW, Olay, HP, Dove, etc. In addition, the website and its Creator (Christina-Lauren Pollack) have been seen, quoted, and featured in several top publications and websites, such as,, Vogue, Babble, and The Huffington Post (to name a few).

To enter The Ultimate Monterey Bay Vacation Giveaway presented by Inspirations & Celebrations, visit Hurry! This giveaway ends October 31, 2015.

[Images courtesy of Sponsors & Presenter: Portola Hotel & Spa, Jacks Restaurant, Restaurant 1833, Adventures By The Sea, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Spa On The Plaza, Monterey Bay Sailing and Inspirations & Celebrations]


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