OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN MONTEREY
Escape into the serenity of nature or experience a thrilling adventure. Portola Hotel & Sap puts you near best outdoor activities on the Monterey Peninsula and the Central California coast.
Explore beautiful state and national parks with stunning ocean views. Enjoy scuba diving and kayaking on Monterey Bay. Trek the hiking trails at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve and Pinnacles National Park. Find your favorite outdoor adventure.
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
The crown jewel of California's 280 state parks, Point Lobos is the perfect place for hiking, photography, nature study, scuba diving, and exploring the spectacular beauty of land and sea. Explore the park's rolling meadows, headlands, and coves and hear the sound of the sea lions.
Adventures by the Sea
Monterey Bay Kayaks
Enjoy a paddle adventure with Monterey Bay Kayaks. Enjoy kayaking on the scenic harbor and along the Cannery Row shoreline and spot sea otters, whales, and aquatic birds.
Pinnacles National Park
This beautiful national park east of the Salinas Valley offers mountainous hiking trails. Pinnacles National Park is a popular spot for like hiking, rock climbing, and experiencing nature. Discover solitude and challenge near the Monterey Bay area.
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Marvel at 300-foot redwood trees that are over 2,500 years old. This beautiful California state park offers scenic hiking trails with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and coastline. See McWay Falls, which cascades over a cliff into the ocean
Andrew Molera State Park
Explore this 4,800-acre park on the Big Sur coast. Andrew Molera State Park is an amazing destination for hiking and beachcombing with panoramic views of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Hike miles of trails that wind through meadows, bluffs, beaches, and hilltops.