Welcome Back Gaspar! Guest Post by Janine Chicourrat, General Manager, Portola Hotel & Spa

With our Portola Hotel & Spa renovation now complete and the Monterey Conference Center in its final phases, our beloved statue of famous Explorer and Spaniard Captain Don Gaspar de Portola has returned to the front of the hotel in the Portola Plaza. Buffed, polished and looking better than ever, we are thrilled to welcome…

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Plan Your Next Monterey Moment

Summer may be underway, but there’s still plenty of time to plan that much-needed vacation to beautiful Monterey! Easily accessible by car or plane, the Monterey Peninsula is the ultimate playground for kids and grown-ups alike! Whether you’re seeking a peaceful getaway focused around food, wine and spa days or one for the family full…

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A Boutique Shopper’s Paradise – Alvarado Street, Monterey

As a self-proclaimed shop-a-holic, I have to say, one of my favorite things to do when travelling is checking out the independent, mom and pop boutiques in every town/city we visit. Luckily, for me, being a local gal and all, I feel pretty lucky to have some amazing shopping resources within minutes of each other…

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Love is In The Air

Tired of the traditional candy and chocolates? How about getting out and experiencing something new with that special someone in your life this Valentine’s Day. Maybe it’s a hike finished with a romantic picnic or setting sail on a chartered sailboat. I’ve got some fun ideas for our Central Coast Living readers and it’s all…

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