Walk this Way: Historic Sites in Downtown Monterey

Walk this Way: Historic Sites in Downtown Monterey Did you know that Monterey was the first capital of California in 1776? AND, that our city has the largest collection of historic buildings in public ownership, west of Williamsburg, VA. It really is all right here in our fabulous City and being located in the heart…

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48 Hours in Monterey

48 Hours in Monterey When planning a weekend getaway, every moment counts! From relaxing poolside, spa treatments, dining out (or in, who doesn’t love room service?), and just plain exploring, let us inspire some ideas for your next 48 hours in Monterey! Being within walking distance to so many amazing activities and sites, leave the…

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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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Pairings We Love at Peter B’s

Pairings We Love at Peter B’s With baseball season in full swing, the sunshine and a little spring fever – there’s no better time of year to enjoy a cold craft beer and some good grub. We sat down with Peter B’s Brewpub, Head Brewer, Justin Rivard and asked for his favorite beer and food…

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Tips for Planning a Weekend Getaway to Monterey

Tips for Planning a Weekend Getaway to Monterey Ok, you have your date locked in, you want to get out of town with that someone special to relax and enjoy some down time, but what’s next? Well…we’ve got the perfect destination right here at the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California, but that’s just…

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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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It’s Never Too Early to Plan a Spring Break Getaway

It’s Never Too Early to Plan a Spring Break Getaway The Spring season is right around the corner and there’s no better time than NOW to begin planning your Spring Break Getaway to beautiful, Monterey, California! Relax on the beach, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, shop at quaint boutiques, stand up paddle board along the…

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Five Must See & Do Spring Activities

Five Must See & Do Spring Activities Spring is almost upon us and that means now is the perfect time to begin planning for some fun activities to partake in during your next visit to the Monterey Peninsula. Though, there are endless activities and adventures available throughout the Monterey Bay Area and beyond, we narrowed…

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Travel Tips from the Portola Hotel Team

Travel Tips from the Portola Hotel Team When visiting the Monterey Peninsula and the Portola Hotel & Spa, the possibilities for fun, food, recreation and even relaxation are endless. We recently collected some “insider travel tips” from our team here at the Portola – not only about things to do in and around Monterey, but…

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