When planning a family vacation, it's important to make sure there are activities that each family member will love. Luckily, Monterey is full of family-friendly attractions that will make your vacation on the peninsula one to remember. Check out our list of kid friendly Monterey attractions for your next family getaway.
Dennis the Menace Park
Dennis the Menace Park is a unique playground just 10-minutes away from the Portola Hotel & Spa. This park has many fun and uncommon attractions, like a rock-climbing wall, large slides, bridges, and more. It's a great place for the kiddos to explore and let out some energy. For hours and more information, visit the City of Monterey's website.
One of the slides at Dennis the Menace Park
MY Museum is an indoor playground and museum with many fun exhibits for young children. Your kids will have fun making crafts at the Creation Station, playing in the 2-story treehouse, putting on a show at the theater, and more. For information on this kid friendly attraction, check out their website.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is the perfect attraction that the entire family will love. The stunning exhibits will inspire curiosity and wonder within you and your kids. Learn about marine life, and exactly what makes the Monterey Bay so special. Besides amazing displays, the Monterey Bay Aquarium also has an area for kids where they can play, color, and learn. If you're ready to plan your visit, check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium's website.
Get the kids excited with a family bike ride on the Monterey Rec Trail in a surrey bike! This classic Monterey attraction is a fun way to view Monterey as a family, while getting in some exercise. Adventures by the Sea has small and large carriages that can fit 2-3 or 4-6 people, so you'll have options no matter who you're traveling with. To learn more about this attraction, visit Adventures by the Sea online.
Family time on a Surrey Bike
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Learn with the kids about nature of the California Central Coast at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. This museum has educational and engaging displays that will give your kids the desire to learn. Exhibitions include birds of Monterey, a butterfly gallery, a native plant garden, and much more. To learn more about admission and hours, visit their website.
Plan Your Kid Friendly Monterey Getaway
While Monterey County is full of kid friendly attractions, it also has many great activities for the parents! This list is just the beginning to all the fun each family member will enjoy! The Portola Hotel & Spa has family friendly accommodations, and is centrally located to Monterey's most popular attractions. During your stay, don't forget to connect with our on-site concierge for more information on what Monterey has to offer. In the meantime, book your stay online or call us at (888)-222-5851.