Monterey County is constantly evolving with new restaurants, wineries, hotels, and activities. This spring, add these new places to eat, sip, stay, and experience to your itinerary!

Dining and Drinking

Jeju (Carmel-by-the-Sea)

Located in Carmel Plaza, Jeju offers authentic cuisine from South Korea and Jeju Island. Some must try’s are the vegetable dumplings and Jajangmyeon! 

Lady & Larder (Carmel Valley)

Los Angeles cheese and sandwich shop, a media darling and beloved by locals and celebrities alike, Lady & Larder’s co-owners and twin sisters Sarah and Boo Simms return to their roots of Carmel Valley to open the second outpost. Highlighting local produce and cheese, charcuterie boards will be available for catering, and a cheese counter, natural wine and sandwiches in-store.

Valley Kitchen (Carmel Valley)

Recently renovated, Valley Kitchen features new dishes (using local ingredients), a new pool bar and even a new Chef de cuisine! There are refreshed interiors including upgraded tables, chairs, expanded seating, casual poolside “pods,” and an intimate private dining room. 

Lodging and Meeting Space

Home2 Suites by Hilton (Marina)


A family and pet-friendly accommodation, the 93-room, all-suite hotel is perfect for extended stays and features in-suite kitchenettes.  Enjoy the indoor pool and gym during your stay and unwind by the outdoor firepits. 

Monterey Hostel (Monterey)

Monterey Hostel

Located one block from bustling Lighthouse Avenue, the newly renovated Monterey Hostel provides an affordable haven for guests while offering travelers educational and conservation opportunities.  The interior has been completely renovated and private rooms are available for family and friends to enjoy, which include a queen bed and twin/twin bunk beds. The property has also made significant accessibility improvements and added two wheelchair-accessible guest rooms.

Portola Hotel & Spa (Monterey) 

  • The Club Room: The Club Room, an event space offering a fireside entrance, wine-inspired private dining room, and an outdoor patio adjacent to Jacks fireside terrace, has been renovated. This 4,500 square foot room has brand new carpet, unique furnishings, along with additional seating for 70+ guests. 

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  • New Ballrooms: The De Anza and Bonsai Ballrooms along with the De Anza Foyer underwent a $1.83 Million renovation which includes16,488 square feet of premier event space. New carpet and wall covers have been installed, elevated decorations, restored crown moldings, and updated light fixtures. 

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Stilwell Hotel (Carmel-by-the-Sea)

Opening in May, Stilwell Hotel, located in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea will offer 42 meticulously designed guest rooms, ocean views, in-room fireplaces and complimentary breakfast and parking, by Lark Hotels. 

Activities and Experiences

Tipsy Putt (Monterey)

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The indoor mini golf-sports bar is steps from Cannery Row, offering local craft beer and wine, casual Mexican food and a variety of interactive games. 

Pebble Beach Food and Wine (Pebble Beach)

Pebble Beach Food & Wine returns April 4th to April 7th to bring the country’s most creative epicurean minds to Pebble Beach to showcase their talents for a one-of-a-kind culinary festival.