The 29th Presentation of the Big Sur Marathon – This Weekend!

A marathon with a view!  Runners from around the globe are gearing up for the Monterey Peninsula’s annual Big Sur Marathon this weekend.  Going strong since 1986, the Big Sur Marathon attracts the likes of approximately 9,000 event finishers, and promises 26.2 miles of the most beautiful coastline in the world.  One of the most…

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Ghost Trolley Tour

Get Spooked in Monterey

As the fall rolls in, the Monterey Peninsula welcomes some of the loveliest weather we’ll see all year!  The Portola Hotel & Spa celebrates its favorite season with a very unique, yet luxurious autumn package to highlight the Peninsula’s exquisite charm in its entirety, spooky ghost stories included!  As the golden leaves start to turn,…

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Kevin & LJ

Celebrate Father’s Day with Brews & Views

Photo: Peter B’s Brewer, Kevin Clark and his son L.J. Mark those calendars! Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16th and there is no shortage of activities to fill a day with Dad on the Monterey Peninsula! Get away from the ordinary and bring Dad to stay at the Portola to recharge his batteries.  Explore…

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As previously mentioned in this blog, the wild and wonderful treatments available at spas are something out of this world. Most of the newest treatments are based on the healthy and beneficial powers of different natural ingredients. Whether animal, vegetable or mineral, one might think they are at a restaurant rather than a spa when…

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Biking Path

Start the New Year Off Right

With the “holidaze” upon us and 2013 right around the corner, people are starting to think about what they’d like to do better in the New Year. For some it’s taking up a new hobby or checking something off their bucket list. For others it might be taking a class or perhaps volunteering. But for…

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Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix

Photo Courtesy Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca © Although the Monterey Peninsula is home to some of the country’s most widely known auto events including the Concourse d’ Elegance and the American Le Mans, fans of the four wheels take a back seat to the supped-up cycles that descend on the Peninsula during the Red Bull…

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Nature Valley First Tee Open

As everyone knows, the Monterey Peninsula is home to some of the best golf courses in the world hosting the most prestigious of tournaments including the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and U.S. Open. While the U.S. Open is one of the most brutal and exacting tests in the game and the AT&T is the…

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Film Reel

Monterey Movie Tours

The Monterey Peninsula is beauty personified. From the hills in Carmel Valley to the Lone Cypress Tree in Pebble Beach visitors and locals alike marvel at dramatically different settings located throughout the area. A group with a different take on the stunning visuals is Hollywood location scouts. For years, the Peninsula has been the backdrop…

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