We highly recommend you contact the Portola Hotel Head Concierge, Anne Roberts, for most anything you may need from babysitting services to golf tee times to restaurant advice to wine tasting locations and more. She is a wonderful resource with an incredible contact list and can help save you time and money.
Anne Roberts, Head Concierge Portola Hotel / Call Direct at 831-647-4430
Here are some activities to consider contacting Anne about – she has lots of inside tips that can save you money too!
- Babysitting services
- Golf at Pacific Grove (Poor man’s Pebble Peach)
- Golf Course Directory (PDF)
- Horseback Rides on the Beach
- Whale Watching
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Cooking classes
- Carmel Valley wine tasting
- Big Sur hiking
With Monterey County quickly emerging as one of California’s premiere wine tasting destinations, there is no shortage of fantastic, local wines.
Recently named one of Wine Enthusiast’s 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations of 2013, tasting rooms scattered throughout, downtown Monterey, Cannery Row, Carmel by the Sea, Carmel Valley and the Salinas Valley, as well as small family-run vineyards and some of the world’s finest labels, are pouring some of the best wines available in the world. In fact, according to montereywines.org, Monterey County produces more than 42 varietals planted across almost 200 vineyards, 90 miles from north to south!