Plan a vacation the whole family can enjoy – and don’t forget the dog! With plenty of dog-friendly activities throughout Monterey, CA, you and your four-legged family members can look forward to a getaway that truly has something for everyone!

As one of Monterey’s most popular pet-friendly hotels, the Portola Hotel & Spa, truly has it all. As soon as your pooch places a paw in the Portola’s lobby they will be treated like family, complete with a homemade dog biscuit and logoed bandana as welcome gifts. VIP Pet Amenities are offered here at the Portola and include: a complete guide of pet-friendly activities available throughout the Monterey Peninsula, a welcome letter for the onsite Pet Concierge, and easy access to on-site, outdoor pet friendly dining options including Peter B’s Brewpub, Jacks Monterey and The Club Room.

Peter B's Brewpub Bar

Treat your pooch to a special meal from Jacks Monterey’s dog menu and Peter B’s Brewpub Pawtee Menu – and make sure to visit during the brewpub’s daily Yappy Hour. Walk off your meal along the Coastal Recreation Trail and enjoy ocean and harbor views all along the way. Plan a shopping day at pet friendly shopping centers like Del Monte Shopping Center or the Carmel Plaza in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

End your Monterey Bay day with a sunset stroll or beach picnic at dog friendly beaches like Asilomar State Beach, Monterey State Beach, or Carmel Beach. Line up a play date or make new friends at the City of Monterey Dog Park – conveniently located within walking distance to the Portola.

Carmel Beach Dog

Make sure to ask our Pet Concierge about local pet spas, doggy day care options, vet services, and even pet walking and sitting services. Pack your bags - a paw-rific adventure awaits!