Monterey is a luxurious and gorgeous travel destination on the Central Coast of California, and it’s an ideal place to kick your feet up and indulge in some rest and relaxation. From where you stay, to where you pamper, wine, and dine, there are a lot of options when planning a special #treatyourself day in Monterey. Here’s our expert guide on an indulgent, self-help day in Monterey.
The Sanctuary Beach Resort is an ideal place to begin a day of indulgence and self-love while traveling in Monterey. On an exclusive stretch of uninterrupted Monterey Bay Coastline, you’ll wake up to the sounds of the ocean. Look through binoculars out to sea and you may spot some of Monterey Bay’s world-renowned wildlife. In the day, the beach is a perfect spot for a long walk, sunbathing, or picnic. Come nighttime, our evening beachfront bonfires are a highlight of any stay at Sanctuary Beach Resort.
No relaxation weekend is complete without a therapeutic spa treatment. The Spa at Sanctuary Beach Resort turned to the coastal ecosystems of Monterey for its inspiration, utilizing elements from both land and sea in its holistic wellness approach. Enjoy traditional massages and treatments along with fully customizable services that leave you refreshed in body, mind and soul. Learn about more day spa options in our post on Endless Relaxation Near Monterey.
You can find a wide variety of local shopping recommendations in our post on Shopping Local in Monterey. Monterey County has a range of shops that can satisfy all kinds of shoppers. You can find vintage wears and affordable gems at the Second Chance, or designer brands and department stores at the Del Monte Shopping Center. Shops in Carmel-By-The-Sea include small boutiques, art galleries and antique shops.
Once you’ve taken care of pampering yourself and shopping, the next step to a full-force treat-yourself day is finding an ideal place to eat. Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette here at The Sanctuary Beach Resort is an exceptional place to wine and dine in Monterey. Unique starters include grilled Monterey Bay sardines, and grilled Monterey Bay squid. Other popular orders include wood-grilled oysters, line caught local king salmon and the Salt Wood seafood boil.
If you’re looking to try some of the many local, critically-acclaimed restaurants during your stay, then we suggest taking a look at some of our blog recommendations. If you’re treating yourself with a loved one, then this post on The Most Romantic Restaurants in Monterey will point out top-notch French, Italian and seafood restaurants around town. For earlier-in-the-day treats, check out this post on the Best Brunch Restaurants in Monterey.
Planning a visit to the shores of Monterey Bay? Experience the region like a local, following our insider recommendations on the Sanctuary Beach Resort blog!