Escape to Monterey to Play on the Beach

Monterey Summer Fun

Monterey Summer Fun How do you spell fun? M-O-N-T-E-R-E-Y! Our mild temperatures and coastal location makes it possible to enjoy endless outdoor and even indoor activities all summer long. Whether visiting for a weekend away with someone special or a family fun getaway, Monterey is your one- stop destination this summer (and always)! A Romantic…

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Family fun in Monterey

Kid’s Choice! Top Five Places to Play in Monterey

Kid’s Choice! Top Five Places to Play in Monterey Summer’s almost here and we polled some of our Portola Pirates about the five best places to play and explore in Monterey. Well, our swashbuckling Pirates have spoken, and we have a fun list to share with our readers. Portola Pirates 1. Dennis the Menace Park…

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Portola Pirate Bag

Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a Pirate’s Life for Me!

Traveling with the kiddos can be a challenge, but through my personal experiences I have found if they feel comfortable and have a little extra entertainment, it seems to make traveling as a family a bit less stressful. Our family travels quite a bit, but the one place our kids ask to return to time…

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Portola Pirates

Yo Ho, Yo ho, a Pirate’s Life for Me!

Traveling with the kiddos can be a challenge, but through my personal experiences I have found if they feel comfortable and have a little extra entertainment, it seems to make traveling as a family a bit less stressful. Our family travels quite a bit, but the one place our kids ask to return to time…

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Family having fun on the beach

Picnics & Pirates

I don’t know about you, but when I’m traveling with the kiddos, I always appreciate destinations that value families and fun!  The Monterey Peninsula, is known not only for its proximity to some of the world’s most iconic landscapes, but it has quickly become a favorite among families, for its endless abundance of activities for…

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Family adventures in Monterey

Set Sail on an Adventure with Your Portola Pirate!

Springtime in Monterey is the perfect season for pirates of all ages to have some fun and experience all the Monterey Bay has to offer! The team at the Portola Hotel & Spa has put a list together of kid and family-friendly events throughout the Monterey Peninsula and beyond. Check them out and mark those…

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Family having fun on the beach

Fun Fall Activities for the Kids

Although California’s warm weather continues, there is the unmistakable feeling of Fall in the air. While we don’t have the same explosion of color that the trees in New England have, our incredible growing climate allows the Monterey Peninsula to have Halloween themed farms and events aplenty this time of year. The kids and especially…

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Pirates at Wharf

Portola Pirates Program

For today’s traveler, there is such a wide variety of lodging options that at times, it might seem overwhelming. There are resorts of all shapes and sizes, hotels that are located around a certain attraction and those specialized options that cater to a specific type of guest. It’s not often though, that a destination hotel…

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Portola Hotel view from Bay

Today Show Coverage

As the editor of Central Coast Living, I try to bring a little slice of the Monterey Peninsula to our readers near and far. Sometimes it’s events and tips on travel to our area. Other times, it’s specials at the Portola Hotel & Spa or a new GREEN program they are initiating. While helping to…

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