A weekend getaway on the Monterey Peninsula often involves kids and keeping them occupied. A great getaway doesn’t always mean big or expensive events, a getaway can be as simple as getting out of the city for awhile and visiting Monterey. Obvious choices are a day on the beach at Del Monte Beach or Lover’s Point Cove in Pacific Grove. However, there are alternatives a-plenty. Ask our Front Desk Associates about places to purchase a sumptuous picnic lunch and make a day of it at Lake El Estero right by Old Monterey. There, you can rent paddle boats or kayaks and spend the day on the lake. Another use for that picnic lunch would be to visit the playground at Dennis-the-Menace Park—also by Lake El Estero—where there are picnic benches, grills and a large play area for the younger set complete with swings, jungle gym and other play-inspiring toys. Afterward, finish off the day with dinner at the kid-friendly Bubba-Gump seafood restaurant in Cannery Row. Return that night to a comfortable room at our hotel with accommodations for the whole family. Maybe just relax and watch a movie on our new Flat Screen TVs, or relax at the Poolside or if you want to get some exercise use our fitness room. In the morning, enjoy our complimentary hot served daily 7am to 10am.