Monterey is a beautiful destination for winter adventure. Picturesque coastal charm. Beautiful beaches set against the Pacific Ocean. Historic landmarks and lighthouses. Spectacular golf courses. Whale watching tours. The foods and flavors of Northern California.
Get away to Monterey for fun and relaxation this season. The weather is mild, summer crowds are long gone, and Inns of Monterey has great winter specials.
Things to Do in Monterey Over the Holidays
Pack up the kids and hit the road for family fun in historic Monterey. This charming coastal town offers exciting activities, from shopping on Cannery Row to visits to Fisherman's Wharf or to watch the surf at Lovers Point Park. Here are a few fun ideas from our local insiders.
Shopping on Cannery Row
Enjoy shopping at the quaint shops, boutiques, art galleries and wine markets on historic Cannery Row. Wake up to magical sunsets and see the glistening lights against the dramatic backdrop of Monterey Bay in winter.
A Day on the Fairways
Monterey boasts the most beautiful and challenging golf courses on the country, from the world-famous Pebble Beach Golf Links to Del Monte Golf Course, the oldest course west of the Mississippi. Enjoy a holiday round at Poppy Hills Golf Course, which faded harmoniously into Del Monte Forest, and the Club at Pasadera, the only Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course on the Monterey Peninsula.
Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary
Monarch butterflies flock to the forest groves of Northern California to wait out the winter. The best place to see these beautiful butterflies is in the Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, where they live up to six months.
Dining at Esteban
Gather with family for a festive dinner at Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel in downtown Monterey. Enjoy Spanish inspired cuisine, an assortment of paellas, and home-made sangrias. Esteban has a rich tradition of bring families together.
The Best Places to Stay in Monterey
Inns of Monterey is a collection of five boutique hotels in Downtown and along Cannery Row. From the historic hacienda charm of Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa to the romance of the Spindrift Inn to the bay views of the Monterey Bay Inn, you will find your perfect winter refuge.
Inns of Monterey offers several specials this month, including our One Night Stay at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. Gather with family for a peaceful and healthy getaway to Monterey. Enjoy 20% of your room or suite and 20% off dinner at Estéban through September 2021 if booked prior to January 31, 2021.