Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey
From this bayside spot, everything in town is within walking distance. Have your fill of fun on Cannery Row, the famous main
drag that’s lined with shops, restaurants, and attractions including the aquarium.
Play all day: Go scuba diving, kayaking in the bay, or biking along the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary—or head to the beach for soft sand, surf, and sea lions.
Explore: Drive five minutes to Pacific Grove, home to the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast. Try the Portola Café & Restaurant in the aquarium; tables are set with binoculars you can use to spot frisky sea otters, cormorants, and whales. Dinner at The Fish Hopper on the Row, once a sardine cannery, has panoramic water views and sustainable seafood choices.
Family photo op: Angle the lens to catch masses of barking sea lions with their calves at nearby Lovers Point Park.
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