Things to do on a Rainy Day in Monterey County
If you’re trying to plan your next getaway to Monterey around the weather, you can rest assured that Monterey is a great place to visit year-round. There are many fun things to do in Monterey, no matter what the weather is like! Check out our list of activities to do when it’s raining.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
One of Monterey’s most popular attractions, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a great place to visit rain or shine. Learn about Monterey’s amazing marine life and their habitats through the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s fascinating exhibitions. This activity is a wonderful option for the whole family to enjoy.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Photo Courtesy of Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Magic & Comedy Theatre
If you’re looking for an evening activity the Monterey Magic & Comedy Theatre has you covered. Enjoy one of their shows featuring a fast-paced, high-energy performance with talented magicians. What makes this attraction even better is that it’s only a quick 3-minute walk from the Portola Hotel & Spa!
Drive Down the Coast
Enjoy the beauty of the Monterey Peninsula’s coast through a scenic drive. Both Ocean View Boulevard in Pacific Grove and 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach have breathtaking views. The waters and beaches have a dramatic and stunning feel when it’s raining, making it a great option no matter what the weather is like.
The coast on 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach
Escape Room 831
If you’re not familiar with Escape Rooms, they are interactive puzzles to do with do with friends and family. You get placed in a closed room, and only have clues and codes to escape. Paired with a story line, this activity is great for those who love to solve mysteries and puzzles. Check out Escape Room 831, only a 5-minute drive from the Portola Hotel & Spa.
If you’re traveling with kids, the rain won’t ruin their trip to Monterey either. MY Museum is an indoor children’s museum with fun exhibits. Your kids will have fun creating crafts at the Creation Station, playing in the 2-story treehouse, putting on a show at the theater, plus many other exhibits for your kids to explore. For more information on this fun attraction, check out their website.
MY Museum in Monterey
Photo Courtesy of My Museum
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Learn about nature of the California Central Coast at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. Exhibitions include Adaptations of Birds, Biodiversity, Geology, and much more. It’s a great place to take the kids too! To learn more about admission and hours, visit their website.
Refuge Outdoor Spa
We have to admit, you won’t be sheltered from the rain for this one, but it’s still a great activity to do when the weather is wet. Refuge, an outdoor relaxation spa in Carmel, is open rain or shine. Enjoy one of their hot pools, and appreciate the rain outdoors.
Refuge in Carmel, CA
Photo Courtesy of Refuge
Plan Your Getaway
No matter what the weather is like, Monterey is a beautiful destination with many activities and attractions for the entire family. The Portola Hotel & Spa is centrally located, making it a great place to stay in Monterey. To book your stay, visit our website, or call us at 888-222-5851.