Yo Ho, Yo ho, a Pirate’s Life for Me!

Traveling with the kiddos can be a challenge, but through my personal experiences I have found if they feel comfortable and have a little extra entertainment, it seems to make traveling as a family a bit less stressful. Our family travels quite a bit, but the one place our kids ask to return to time…

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Bicycling Your Way Through Monterey

The Monterey Bay area is such a pedestrian and bike-friendly region and really, there is no better way to experience all the area has to offer than by bike. With a variety of trails for all levels along the coast or in the woods, you can experience the best of Monterey. If traveling without your…

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A Hop, Skip & a Jump – Exploring Fisherman’s Wharf

One of Monterey’s most cherished landmarks is Old Fisherman’s Wharf, located just steps from the Portola Hotel & Spa. Home to gift shops, galleries, seafood restaurants and markets as well as numerous boat tours, exploring family-friendly Fisherman’s Wharf is a must stop during your next Monterey Bay getaway. As you walk along the Wharf make…

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You’re Invited: Community LEGO® Build in Monterey!

Calling all kids…and grownups too, join in the Monterey Conference Center’s LEGO® Community Build! On Saturday, April 16th from 11am-3pm, all are invited to meet up at the Monterey Conference Center Pavilion (the big white tent) in Custom House Plaza and join in some LEGO® building fun in celebration of the Conference Center’s renovation. This…

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Hiking Carmel Valley’s Garland Ranch

With Spring just around the corner and the wild flowers beginning to bloom, there is no better time to get outdoors and enjoy all the beauty the Monterey Peninsula has to offer. One of my favorite activities with our kiddos is exploring and hiking the many public trails all over the Monterey Bay. Garland Ranch…

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A California Winter Getaway…Yes, Please!

Though the winter months are still a bit down the road, now’s the time to start planning! Enjoy beach days, hiking, exploring the Monterey Bay and more even during the middle of the winter season. And by getting a jump start on your vacation planning, you can save a little $$ too, and put that…

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Making the Most Out of Your Monterey Getaway: Family Travel

It’s always our goal at Central Coast Living to provide a local’s perspective with tips and ideas for the many types of travelers that visit the Monterey Peninsula and the Portola Hotel & Spa every year. So…we thought it might be fun to start a series on how all of our guests can get the…

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