Plan a Summertime Monterey Meeting

Plan a Summertime Monterey Meeting Known for our mild temperatures in the summer months, escape the heat and plan your summer season meeting, right here at the Portola Hotel and Spa in Monterey, CA. Your guests will not only be “cool” but will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of unique, outdoor activities. Group…

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Five Ways to Explore Monterey

Five Ways to Explore Monterey When it comes to discovering all there is to see and do here in beautiful, Monterey, getting around is easy. It’s what mode of transportation you decide that may be the most difficult vacation decision you’ll have to make! Whether by sea, by foot, by car (including a sea car)…

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Five Ways to Enjoy Monterey Like a Local

Five Ways to Enjoy Monterey Like a Local When it comes to living like a local in Monterey, California it’s all about appreciating the beauty of the local landscape and natural resources, taking advantage of all the amazing recreational activities available all year round, and savoring the local flavors available to us, whether from the…

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View of Wharf from Bike Path

Why Monterey Should be #1 on Your Travel Bucket List

Why Monterey Should be #1 on Your Travel Bucket List Some say the Monterey Bay is the greatest meeting of land and sea – and I have to say I agree! An inspiration for many famous poets, authors, and artists including John Steinbeck, Henry Miller, Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, to name just a few…

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17 mile drive

24 Hours in Monterey

24 Hours in Monterey You finally have the reservation made – destination, Monterey. You have just 24 hours to relax, recharge and have a little fun – so what do you do with this golden nugget of time? How do you make the most of it? Let us help design your perfect itinerary during your…

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Family having fun on the wharf

Say “Cheese” -Top 5 Spots for Taking Pics in Monterey

  Need that perfect pic for your next Instagram post? Looking to make your friends green with envy about your latest adventure? Well, if you’re looking for some recommendations on the perfect Monterey Bay backdrop for your next selfie or travel photo, then you check out our Top Five recommendations!   Bixby Bridge, Big Sur…

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5 Reasons to Visit Monterey This Summer

We know for many of our Central Coast Living readers, needing a reason to visit the Monterey Bay Area isn’t even necessary, but if you need a handful of really good reasons to plan a visit – we thought we would help you out! 1.The Weather For anyone trying to escape the hot, the Monterey…

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Art

Guest Post: Tennison Long, Dali17 Museum, Monterey, CA

Dali17 is the first West Coast permanent exhibition of surrealist, Salvador Dali. Located in Custom House Plaza behind the Portola Hotel here in beautiful Monterey, Ca, the exhibition features iconic work and local history with over 570 works, including etchings, mixed media, lithographs and rare sculptures and is the first to display exclusive pictures from…

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Biek Trail in Monterey

Bicycling Your Way Through Monterey

The Monterey Bay area is such a pedestrian and bike-friendly region and really, there is no better way to experience all the area has to offer than by bike. With a variety of trails for all levels along the coast or in the woods, you can experience the best of Monterey. If traveling without your…

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Bike Trail in Monterey

Tween & Teen Summer Family Fun

For many of us busy moms and dads, summer is upon us and it’s time to find new and attention-grabbing activities for our tweens & teenagers – especially when traveling! If you are planning a Monterey Bay vacation and looking for something a little different to keep the kiddos busy and smiling (and off the…

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