From extraordinary natural beauty to world-class golf to incredible dining, Monterey is one of the most romantic destinations in the country. Discover this jewel along the Northern California coast and fall in love all over again.
Enjoy sunset strolls at Lover's Point or take a romantic cruise on Monterey Bay. Go wine tasting on Cannery Row and play the legendary fairways of Pebble Beach. As local experts for a generation, here are our top six most romantic things to do in Monterey.
Monterey Bay Cruises
Monterey Bay is a scenic natural harbor in the Pacific Ocean and home to an array of marine life. Enjoy a cruise of the bay, view the extraordinary coastline and encounter whales, sea lions, and otters at play. Join a whale-watching tour to get close to the gentle giants or take a sunset dinner cruise aboard a sailboat or yacht for the perfect date night.
Wine Tasting in Monterey County
Monterey County is one of the finest wine travel destinations in the world. The unique microclimates and the deep, cold waters of Monterey Bay infuse the wine with complexity and an unrivalled finish. Explore charming wineries and wine trails of Monterey County or sip varietals at the tasting rooms on Cannery Row. Sip, ask questions, and pick up a few special bottles along the way.
Lovers Point in Pacific Grove
Enjoy romantic walks along Lovers Point in Pacific Grove. Fall in love with this gorgeous beach and park on Monterey Bay, a popular spot for wedding proposals and photography. Enjoy boating kayaking on Monterey Bay, biking along the stunning ocean-view trails, and romantic picnics with picturesque views. Lover's Point is one of the only places in California where you can watch the sun rise over the ocean.
Romantic Dining Spots in Monterey
Monterey offers a vibrant culinary scene with a fantastic array of restaurants, waterfront eateries and wine bars. From fresh seafood kitchens along Cannery Row to romantic dining spots in Old Town, Monterey will excite your senses.
Enjoy romantic dinners in the Historical District at Montrio Bistro, housed in the converted 1910 Monterey firehouse. Savor Spanish inspired cuisine at Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa, with house-made sangrias and an intimate outdoor patio. Have date night at the Sardine Factory or the Monterey Chart House serving fresh seafood and steaks with bay views.
See a Concert at the Golden State Theater
Enjoy a romantic night of music and live theatre in Monterey. The Golden State Theater is a spectacular venue concerts and shows with state-of-the-art sound, a historic setting, and 1,000 seats. Built in 1926, the beautifully restored theatre hosts year-round concerts, shows, and some of the greatest performers on the planet.
Fall in Love at Pebble Beach
For couples who love to play chase birdies, Monterey is one of the most amazing golf destinations on the West Coast. Monterey County is home to many legendary courses, including Del Monte Golf Course, the Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Pines Golf Club, and The Club at Pasadera.
If you are planning a Valentine's month getaway, catch the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-am, February 1 – 5th. See PGA professionals tee off with amateurs and celebrities at this exciting annual golf event held at three Pebble Beach course. With its jaw-dropping scenery and challenging layouts, Monterey golf inspires a sense of romance.
Plan A Romantic Getaway with Inns of Monterey
Escape to the Inns of Monterey for a romantic getaway on the California Central Coast. Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day or crave together time, our five boutique hotels offer charm and intimacy in Old Town Monterey and on historic Cannery Row. Relax in lovely accommodations, renew body and soul at our spa, and explore nearby shopping, dining, and romantic adventures.
It's easy to plan the perfect romantic getaway with specials from the Inns of Monterey. Rediscover relaxation and romance with the Spa Package at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. Or plan the perfect golf getaway with the Stay & Play Golf Package at the Monterey Bay Inn. Whether your idea of romance, let Inns of Monterey be your match maker.