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Romantic Date Ideas in Monterey County

22 May 2024
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Romantic Date Ideas and Locations in Monterey

The picturesque coastal city of Monterey in California offers the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway. Whether you're staying at the Portola Hotel & Spa or exploring the county, here are some enchanting, romantic date ideas to create lasting memories with your loved one.

1. Romantic Stroll along Cannery Row

Immerse yourselves in the charm of Cannery Row, a historic waterfront street lined with shops, restaurants, and activities. Take a leisurely walk hand-in-hand as you explore the vibrant atmosphere, and don't miss the breathtaking views of Monterey Bay. 

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2. Wine Tasting in Carmel Valley

Indulge in a wine tasting experience in the scenic Carmel Valley. Discover local wineries that offer exquisite wines and picturesque vineyards. Savor each sip as you and your partner enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the rich flavors of the region. It's a perfect opportunity to toast to your love and create unforgettable memories. There are many tasting rooms and vineyards to check out, with Georis Wine, Twisted Roots Winery, Joyce Wine Company, and Parsonage Winery being among the many favorites.

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3. Sunset Picnic at Lovers Point Park

Named appropriately, this picturesque park beckons with romantic sweeping views, and is a popular location for weddings. It's a fantastic spot for a sweet date with so many things to do like picnicking, kayaking, playing volleyball, and more. To elevate your romantic picnic, order Jacks Monterey or Peter B's Brewpub to-go and head over to Lovers Point.

4. Whale Watching Adventure

Embark on a thrilling whale watching adventure together. Monterey Bay is known for its abundant marine life, including several species of whales. Hop on a boat tour and witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. The awe-inspiring sight of a whale breaching the surface will leave you and your partner in awe. You can find wonderful tours from Princess Monterey Whale Watching, Monterey Bay Whale Watch, or Discovery Whale Watching all located just a short walk from the Portola Hotel & Spa!

5. Couples Massage at the Spa on the Plaza

Spend some quality time with your sweetheart with a relaxing massage at our award-winning spa, Spa on the Plaza. Choose from one of their couples' massages designed for togetherness and wellness. Visit their website for more information and to make a reservation.

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6. Sunset Stroll at Asilomar State Beach

Experience the magic of a sunset beach walk at Asilomar State Beach. Take off your shoes, feel the sand between your toes, and listen to the gentle sounds of the ocean. California sunsets are so special and experiencing them on one of the most beautiful beaches in Monterey County makes it that much more romantic.

7. Dinner at a Romantic Waterfront Restaurant

Enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the many romantic waterfront restaurants in Monterey. Savor fresh seafood and other delectable dishes while enjoying panoramic views of the bay. The combination of delicious food, intimate atmosphere, and breathtaking scenery will create a truly memorable dining experience. Check out restaurants on Cannery Row and Old Fisherman's Wharf for restaurants with a view.

Book Your Romantic Getaway

Monterey offers a multitude of romantic date ideas for couples seeking a memorable experience. From leisurely strolls along Cannery Row to exhilarating whale watching adventures, there is something for every couple to enjoy. So, pack your bags and embark on a romantic journey in Monterey, where love and adventure await. To book your stay in Monterey, visit our website, or call us at (888)-222-5851.

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