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Walk this Way – Must Visit Monterey Museums

Walk this Way – Must Visit Monterey Museums

The centrally located Portola Hotel & Spa is in the center of a virtual, cultural hub – highlighting surrealism, history, play and all things art. With five of the best, museums in Monterey, within blocks of the Portola Hotel & Spa, you won’t want to pass up any of these gems.

Dali 17 Museum
.1 miles, 2-minute walking distance

Dali17 is the first West Coast permanent exhibition of surrealist, Salvador Dali. Located in Custom House Plaza behind the Portola Hotel & Spa, 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 Dali’s surrealistic party.

Dali 17 Museum in Monterey, CA

Dali 17 Museum, photo credit: Scott Campbell

Monterey Museum of Art
.4 miles, 8-10 minute walking distance

A feast for the eyes awaits at the Monterey Museum of Art showcases works representing California’s past, present and future. The museum features special exhibitions, as well as regional art from 1875 to the present day. Permanent collections include: American and early California painting, photography and contemporary art. The Monterey Museum of Art is located across the street form historic Colton Hall.

MY Museum , Monterey County Youth Museum
.2 miles, 5-minute walking distance

Curiosity and creativity flourish at the Monterey County Youth Museum (MY Museum). This 8,500 square foot space is filled with interactive exhibits, where kiddos have hands-on access to a vast range of experiences. Geared for children, ages 10 and under, the variety of exhibits is a playground for the senses. From MY Theater, to MY Hospital, MY Go-Fore Golf to MY Creation Station, the possibilities are endless – and truly something the entire family can enjoy.

Pacific House Museum
.1 miles, 2-minute walking distance

Just steps, outside the Portola Hotel & Spa alongside, Custom House Plaza, the Pacific House Museum is in a historic two-story adobe with a majestic garden in the back. This quaint museum, features American Indian artifacts, as well as a visual experience highlighting California History from the Native American era through the Spanish, Mexican and American governance.

Pacific House Museum in Monterey, CA

Pacific House Museum

Colton Hall Museum
.4 miles, 8-10 minute walking distance

Located in the center of the City of Monterey’s, Colton Hall once served as the capital of Alta California (circa 1776). Today, Colton Hall is open for visitors to explore and envision themselves being a part of history, when California’s first constitution was drafted at this very location in 1849.

 

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