If you're traveling during the holidays, shopping for gifts can be a little difficult. However, if you're staying at the Portola Hotel & Spa, shopping will be so convenient and easy! Located in the heart of downtown Monterey, we are not far from many shops that carry perfect holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Check out these local stores that are all within walking distance from the Portola Hotel & Spa!
The Feral Market: < 1 minute walk
If you're looking for different and unique gifts and stocking stuffers, The Feral Market, is your perfect stop! Stocked with books, mugs, stationery, clothing items, plants, and much more, you'll definitely be able to find fun gifts ideas that many will enjoy! This shop is located just across the Alvarado Mall, making it just steps away from Portola Hotel & Spa.
Bliss Boutique: 2 minute walk
Filled with trendy clothing and accessories Bliss Boutique is a great stop for the women on your list. It's perfectly curated with trendy displays, and has a wonderful selection of items. This lovely, little boutique is right here on Alvarado and only a 2 minute walk away!
Spa on the Plaza: < 1 minute walk
Give the gift of relaxation at Spa on the Plaza. Our spa is has a variety of services that will suit anyone's needs. It's just steps away, across the Alvarado Mall, but you can also get a gift certificate online. For more information on our spa visit their website or call 831-647-9000.
Candyland: < 1 minute walk
Candy will always make a great stocking stuffer for the kids, and Candyland, located on the Alvarado Mall is a great place to get it while you're in Monterey. Find traditional saltwater taffy, novelty candies, and even fun toys for the kiddos. It's another great business located just steps away, making holiday shopping in Monterey easier.
Souvenir shops on the wharf: 4-5 minute walk
If you're looking for souvenir shops for your holiday shopping, Old Fisherman's Wharf has you covered! From cozy sweatshirts, to Monterey mugs and hats, to magnets and stickers for stocking stuffers, you're bound to check many off your list at the souvenir shops nearby. When you're here, check out Pirate's Cove, Harbor House, Sock Harbor, and Wharf's General Store, all located on just a few minutes away!
Experiences on Fisherman's Wharf: 6-7 minute walk
For the adventure seekers on your list, get them the gift of a fun experience in Monterey. Fisherman's Wharf has many boating experiences like whale watching and catamaran cruises. Check out Princess Monterey Whale Watching, Sail Monterey, and Discovery Whale Watch to get online gift certificates.
Visit Monterey for the Holidays
The hustle and bustle of the holidays is in the salty air here in Monterey, and it's always fun to be a part it. Monterey is all decked out with lights, trees, and décor, so come visit us to be part of the holiday cheer. To book your room, visit our website or call us at (888)-222-5851.