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The Perfect Thanksgiving Weekend in Monterey

About 2 year(s) ago by Inns of Monterey
The Perfect Thanksgiving Weekend in Monterey

The Perfect Thanksgiving Weekend in Monterey

Enjoy a relaxing Thanksgiving weekend in beautiful Monterey – the jewel of the Northern California coast. Monterey is a magical destination for holiday dining, shopping, and family adventures.
Gather for a Thanksgiving dinner at your favorite Monterey restaurant. Enjoy shopping on Cannery Row. Go sightseeing along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail with amazing ocean views and see the Parade of Lights in Pacific Grove. Plan your Thanksgiving holiday getaway in Monterey for memories of a lifetime.

Holiday Shopping With Monterey Style

Cannery Row – Experience holiday shopping at local shops, boutiques, and art galleries along historic Cannery Row. Monterey's waterfront captivates with its history, picturesque charm, and the beauty of Monterey Bay. Cannery Row offers a mix of stores with apparel, gifts, art, food, wine, and home décor. Grab a gift for your favorite golfer at the Pebble Beach Outlet Shop on Cannery Row.
Del Monte Center – This open-air shopping center in Monterey houses brand name and local stores, restaurants, and entertainment. Get into the holiday spirit at the Christmas Tree Lighting on November 20th with free live music, hot cocoa, and reindeer antlers for the kids.
Monterey Farmer's Market - Enjoy shopping at this certified farmer's market at Del Monte Shopping Center held every Friday from 8 am to 12 pm. Pick up fresh California-grown produce, plants, flowers, and artisan foods for the holidays.
The American Tin Cannery - Discover a unique shopping and entertainment center houses in the original American Can Company building built in 1927. Located on the shores of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, The American Tin Cannery features popular outlet stores, shops, restaurants, and entertainment for the family, just one block from Cannery Row.

Thanksgiving Dinner In Old Town Monterey

Gather with family and friends at Estéban Restaurant at the historic Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa in Old Town Monterey. The restaurant offers a delicious 3-course Thanksgiving dinner with winter squash bisque or warm spinach salad, Diestel organic heirloom herb roasted turkey with cranberry relish and pan giblet gravy.
For sides, you'll enjoy whipped buttermilk Yukon potatoes, roasted root vegetables, Spanish chorizo and pear sourdough stuffing, and artisanal dinner rolls. Your Thanksgiving dinner is topped off with caramel apple pie or classic pumpkin pie.
Thanksgiving Dinner is served in the firelit dining room and on the heated outdoor patio from 3:00 - 8:00 pm at $56 per person. A turkey dinner plate is also available for $40 per person, $25 for children 6 – 12 years old, and free for kids 5 and under.
For Monterey locals who don't want to cook this year, Estéban Restaurant also offers a 3-course Thanksgiving Dinner to-go for only $52.

Monterey Holiday Events and Activities


Christmas Tree Lighting & Santa's Party in Pacific Grove

Enjoy the festive Christmas Tree Lighting at Jewell Park and the Natural History Museum in Pacific Grove. Held on November 29th, this celebration features live music by school bands and choruses, Christmas caroling, kid's activities, refreshments, and the tree lighting at 5:30pm. Meet Santa and snap a photo for your holiday cards.

Bike along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail

Take a bike ride on the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail and take in breathtaking scenery and colorful holiday lights. Walk or peddle the 18-mile path that hugs the Monterey Bay coastline and soak up ocean views and landmark sights. Explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, The American Tin Cannery Outlets, and Old Fisherman's Wharf along the way.

Holiday Parade of Lights

Stay past the Thanksgiving weekend and see the spectacular lighted parade in Pacific Grove on December 2nd. This holiday event features marching bands, floats, dance teams, equestrian groups, and a visit from Santa Claus. Join the strolling carolers, take photos with Santa, and enjoy holiday shopping at local stores.

Celebrate the Holidays with Inns of Monterey

Spend time with family and enjoy the Thanksgiving holidays with Inns of Monterey. Relax, recharge, and make memories at our charming boutique hotels in the heart of Monterey, CA. Our historic inns are within walking distance of downtown Monterey, Cannery Row shopping and dining, and the city's incredible activities, attractions, and events. Get away this holiday season with our collection of specials and packages.

50/50 Special at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa

  • Book one room and get 50% off your second night stay – perfect for getting that needed rest and relaxation.
  • Buy one dinner at Estéban Restaurant and get 50% off the second entrée.
  • Book Now through December 30, 2021.

Holiday Staycation Deals


Monterey Bay Inn

  • Enjoy Ocean View Harbor Rooms with a balcony and views of San Carlos Beach and Monterey Harbor for as low as $210 on select dates. Book now.
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