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Plan the Perfect Galentine's Getaway

10 Feb 2023

Planning a girls' trip for Valentine's Day is one of the best ways to celebrate with the friends you love. With so many fun activities, Monterey is the perfect destination to visit with your best friends. Check out this itinerary that's great, not just for Galentine's Day, but for any girls' getaway!


Wine Tasting

Monterey County has many great wineries and tasting rooms, so this is a can't miss activity. Visit Albatross Ridge, Sovino Wine Bar, or Puma Road, all located just steps away from the Portola Hotel & Spa. If you're planning on venturing out for the day, Folktale Winery is a beautiful spot with delicious food and wine. It's the perfect spot for catching up and enjoying local flavors.

Wine Tasting


Relax at the Hotel

After a day of traveling, come back to your comfortable accommodations at the Portola Hotel & Spa, then relax with your gal pals and enjoy dessert. Satisfy your sweet tooth by ordering from Jacks Monterey, our on-site restaurant, and taking it up to your room. Put on a movie, get the face masks out, and rest up for the next fun filled day.

Relax at the Hotel


Monterey Bay Aquarium

After getting a hot breakfast from Jacks Monterey, head to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to discover their mesmerizing exhibits. The aquarium will inspire wonder and will allow you to learn about what makes the Monterey Bay so special. There are also many great photo opportunities so don't forget to memorialize this getaway with some amazing photos!

Monterey Bay Aquarium


Cannery Row

The Aquarium is located right on Cannery Row so be sure to explore this historic street while you're here. There are many unique shops, activities, and gorgeous views along the way that you won't want to miss. Cannery Row is also a great spot to grab lunch with many seafood restaurants lining the street. 

Tour the Harbor

Take a beautiful leisurely ride on a catamaran with Sail Monterey. Here, you'll be able to see stunning views of Monterey from the water and get a close up of some marine life, all while relaxing on a comfortable sailboat with a complimentary drink and snack.

Tour the Harbor


Enjoy a Nice Dinner Out

The Portola Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of downtown Monterey, so there are several amazing restaurants not far from our front doors. Walk down Alvarado Street for amazing local flavors, or stroll on down to Fisherman's Wharf for some amazing seafood!


Bike the Monterey Rec Trail

Once you've had breakfast and your morning coffee, get in some exercise for the day. Surrey biking is a unique and fun way to celebrate Galentine's Day with your best friends all in one bike. Monterey offers a scenic and beautiful backdrop for a leisurely ride, and surrey biking is the perfect activity for a fun and memorable day out. Rent a surrey bike at Adventures by the Sea, (located next door to Portola Hotel & Spa), then head out on the beautiful Monterey Rec Trail.


Book your Girls' Getaway!

Monterey is the perfect destination for a Galentine's Day getaway. With its breathtaking natural beauty, diverse outdoor activities, and charming downtown, Monterey offers something for everyone in your crew. Whether you're looking for a relaxing day of wine tasting, an adventurous excursion, or simply a chance to bond with your closest friends, you'll find it all in this beautiful coastal town. To book the most memorable girls' getaway, visit our website or call us at (888)-222-5851.


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