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Plan Your Next Monterey Moment

Summer may be underway, but there’s still plenty of time to plan that much-needed vacation to beautiful Monterey! Easily accessible by car or plane, the Monterey Peninsula is the ultimate playground for kids and grown-ups alike! Whether you’re seeking a peaceful getaway focused around food, wine and spa days or one for the family full of action and adventure – there’s really no reason to look any further.

If you’re anything like me, I LOVE booking packages – it takes all the worry away about searching for things to do upon arrival and helps you get into “vacation mode” – the minute you arrive at your destination.  Take a look at these fabulous packages now available at the Portola Hotel & Spa.

Family Fun

Monterey Bay Aquarium Family Getaway

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Visitors view the newly renovated Open Sea exhibit, Photo Courtesy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium


Plan your next family getaway with some of the coolest creatures in the world! Spend your days surrounded by majestic marine life, while taking in the wonders of the Monterey Bay. Explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s endless exhibits and interactive “under the sea” experiences. This package features Monterey Bay Aquarium discounts including two adult and two children’s passes Monterey Bay Aquarium “Two Day Special” passes, as well as breakfast for in The Club Room. Enjoy made to order omelets, assorted muffins and pastries, bottomless mimosas and children under 5 years old eat free!

Relax & Rejuvenate

Spa Renewal for Two

 Massage for Two at Spa on the Plaza
Enjoy a Relaxing Massage for Two at Spa on the Plaza


Visit the Portola Hotel & Spa and relax at Monterey’s award-winning day spa, Spa On the Plaza.  Relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul alongside a friend or special someone with a 50-minute Symphony massage for two with this Monterey spa package. End this perfect spa-day by revitalizing your mind and body with a complimentary steam shower.  Spend the night in one of the Portola’s well-appointed guestrooms and get the most out of your stay with breakfast for two at The Club Room including Bottomless Mimosas.

Sight Seeing

Cruise Along the Bay by Roadster

Enjoying a Cruise in the Roadster
Enjoying a Cruise in the Roadster; Photo Courtesy of Sea Car Tours


This overnight package is all about exploring Monterey in style in a California Roadster N.E.V electric car and enjoy a self-guided GPS tour through Pebble Beach and all along the Monterey Bay Coastline. Sea Car Tours Roadsters are one of the best ways to experience fantastic ocean vistas and the sites surrounding Monterey Bay. Go on one of the best California coast drives and check out Monterey’s historical buildings, Fisherman’s Wharf, Lover’s Point, Pacific Grove and other top sightseeing attractions.

Art & Wine Lovers

Art & Wine Package for Two

Dali17 Museum, Photo Courtesy of Scott Campbell
Dali17 Museum, Photo Courtesy of Scott Campbell


Things are about to get surreal! Experience the world of Salvador Dali, with the Portola’s Art & Wine Package for Two. Enjoy two tickets to Monterey’s newest attraction the Dali17 Museum and a bottle of 10SPAN Vineyards Pinot Noir delivered to your guestroom with this exclusive deal. View amazing art and stay in a luxurious suite. Dali17 is a permanent exhibition of remarkable and unprecedented art, including original etchings, mixed media, lithographs, and rare sculptures by one of the twentieth century’s premier and most celebrated surrealist artists, Spaniard Salvador Dali. The museum is located in Custom House Plaza just steps from the Portola Hotel & Spa.

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