Ultimate Monterey Bucket List for 2020

Ultimate Monterey Bucket List for 2020

Happy New Year! Now that 2020 is here, we thought it would be fun to share our 2020 Monterey Bucket List. Keep this handy and make sure to cross off each of our bucket list items during your visits to the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, CA!

1) Stand Up Paddle Board or Sea Kayak in the Monterey Bay, followed by a beach picnic

2) Experience the best breakfast buffet in Monterey, at The Club Room located off our lower lobby – And don’t forget to order the bottomless mimosas

3) Drive along the world famous, 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, CA (ask our Concierge for a map of the area)

4) Book our Whale Watching Package and spend the day on the Monterey Bay

5) Wine Taste on the Plaza! Step outside our doors and taste your way along Alvarado Mall at Puma Road and SoVino Wine Merchant

6) Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium – even better book one of our Monterey Bay Aquarium vacation packages

7) Explore Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf

8) Take a drive along Highway 1 and make sure to experience Big Sur for a day

9) Indulge in some Monterey Clam Chowder at Peter B’s Brewpub or Seafood Chowder at Jacks Monterey

10) Catch a beach sunset at Asilomar State Beach, Carmel Beach or Monterey State Beach

11) Book a Spa Day at our onsite spa, Spa on the Plaza

12) Experience Monterey’s best craft beer with a flight at Peter B’s Brewpub (step it up a notch and book our Craft Beer for Two overnight package)

13) Visit one of California’s original missions – the Carmel Mission

14) Upon check in to the Portola – make sure to enjoy our famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

15) Tee it up! Ask our concierge to help select and book a tee time at one of the area’s beautiful golf courses

16) Explore the Coastal Recreation Trail

17) Visit Point Lobos State Reserve

18) Walk along the City of Monterey’s Path of History and visit historic adobe’s and the city’s beloved Colton Hall

19) Sip and savor at our Jacks Monterey – Make it a date night and enjoy 20% off food with your same day tickets from the Golden State Theater or Osio Theater, located just blocks away in the heart of Downtown Monterey

20) Spend time with someone special and relax at the Portola Hotel & Spa

 

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