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Destination Guide at Portola Hotel, monterey california

Destination Guide

Best Things To Do In Monterey

The Monterey Peninsula is the world's greatest meeting of land, sea, and sky. Discover exciting Monterey attractions, entertainment spots, shopping, dining and breathtaking coastal scenery. 

Explore iconic sights including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey State Beach, Old Fisherman's Wharf, and Cannery Row, made famous by the great American author John Steinbeck. Discover the best things to do in Monterey, CA, all within walking distance from our downtown hotel.

Top Attractions in monterey california

Top Attractions

Discover Monterey's top attractions, including Old Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, Monterey State Historic Park, and the amazing Monterey Bay Aquarium. Play, explore, and find your own adventures on the Central California coast.
Wine Tasting in monterey california

Wine Tasting

Monterey County is home to many wineries, award-winning wines, and wine tasting experiences, making it the perfect destination for wine enthusiasts. Explore local tasting rooms or tour the beautiful vineyards of Monterey County and the Carmel Valley.
Arts And Culture in monterey california

Arts & Culture

Discover the art, culture, and history of Monterey, from incredible museums to galleries showcasing local exhibits. Discover the city's best cultural attractions, including the Monterey Museum of Art, Venture Art Gallery, and Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation.
Outdoor Activities in monterey california

Outdoor Activities

Monterey is a destination for the adventurous. Enjoy kayaking, whale watching, and paddle boarding on Monterey Bay. Go hiking at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve and biking along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail. Monterey also boasts beautiful parks, beaches, golf courses, and endless outdoor activities.

Kid-friendly Activities in Monterey, California

Kid-Friendly Activities

Enjoy a memorable family vacation with the kids in Monterey. You will find many kid-friendly activities and attractions near the hotel, including the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row. Take the kids for a day of paddle boating on Lake El Estero.