Each year, thousands of couples visit Monterey to enjoy a romantic vacation. What makes the region so perfect for lovebirds? Here are the five reasons to have a romantic getaway in Monterey.

The Bay

Monterey Bay provides a number of romantic elements to enjoy on your vacation. Enjoy sustainably produced local seafood at Domenico’s on the Wharf, or one of the city’s many other waterfront locations. Take a champagne cruise with Monterey Bay Sailing, or just head down to The Sanctuary Beach Resort’s undisturbed beach and watch the sunset together.

Quiet

The town of Monterey has many live music venues and restaurants, but maintains a small town appeal. Hearing the splash of the waves against coastal rocks, as opposed to big city sirens and horns, has quite a romantic effect. The county’s many bluffs and vineyards also provide more quiet and calming environments for travelers.

The Wine

Countless vineyards and varietals to choose from makes this one of the world’s most romantic places to catch a buzz. Check out The Sanctuary Beach Resort Culture Guide for more information on gorgeous vineyards to visit with your special someone.

The Jazz

An exceptionally strong jazz scene also make this a fun area to bring a loved one. Classic restaurants like Cibo in Monterey, as well as The Cannery Row Brewing Company offer live jazz regularly. Annual events like the Monterey Jazz Festival are also noteworthy attractions for you and a loved one.

Weather

Located on the Central Coast, Monterey provides ideal vacation weather throughout the year. Enjoy cool walks along the water without ever getting too chilly or hot. Not only is the temperate climate easy on travelers, it’s also pivotal in making Monterey a premier wine destination.

The Sanctuary Beach Resort

Set on a stretch of undisrupted beachfront property along Monterey Bay, The Sanctuary Beach Resort is the epitome of a romantic hotel. Grab a couples massage at our onsite Serenity Spa, or have a breakfast basket delivered to your ocean-facing bungalow to make this next romantic vacation one that you’ll never forget.