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Pet-Friendly Places in Monterey

28 Aug 2023

Monterey and it's surrounding towns like Carmel-by-the-Sea and Pacific Grove are some of the most pet-friendly places you can vacation to in California. With several shops, restaurants, and activities nearby, you and your pet, will have an unforgettable coastal getaway! I In this week's blog, we're bringing you the best recommendations on where to go during your pet-friendly getaway!


Pet-Friendly Dining

There are several dog-friendly restaurants in downtown Monterey, located right around the Portola Hotel & Spa. With outdoor seating areas lining Alvarado Street and Fisherman's Wharf, you will not have a difficult time finding a restaurant to welcome your furry friend. The Portola Hotel & Spa also has two of our own pet-friendly restaurants Jacks Monterey and Peter B's Brewpub. Both restaurants welcome pets and even have a dog menu so your pooch can chow down too!


Pet-Friendly Activities

Monterey has plenty of dog-friendly attractions and destinations for you and your best friend to enjoy. For something adventurous, take a whale watching tour with Monterey Bay Whale Watch where well-behaved dogs are welcome to join their trips. Bring your pup for a bike ride at Mad Dogs & Englishmen Bike Shop where you can rent a bike with sidecar to enjoy a ride along the coast. If you're looking for something with less action, bring your pet to Escape Room 831 where dogs are welcome to join the experience. 


Dog-Friendly Beaches

Of course, you can't miss out on exploring and enjoying some of the most beautiful California beaches when visiting Monterey. Thankfully, there are so many dog friendly options! At beautiful Carmel Beach, dogs are allowed off-leash, and there are Mutt Mitts available at the top of every stair access. Leashed dogs are also allowed at the stunning Asilomar State Beach. This location is the perfect place to take your pup out on a walk while you enjoy the view. Del Monte Beach, which is only a short walk from the Portola Hotel & Spa, is also another great dog friendly beach where dogs are allowed on-leash. Any of these beaches will be a great spot to enjoy the sun and waves together with your pup!


The Best Pet-Friendly Hotel in Monterey

The Portola Hotel & Spa has coastal inspired pet-friendly accommodations perfect for your next getaway in Monterey. We are centrally located to several pet-friendly attractions, grooming services, pet daycare, and vet services making your next vacation with your pet, an easy breezy one! To learn more about our pet-friendly rooms or to book your stay, visit our website or call us at (888)-222-5851.

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