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Things to Do in Monterey on Thanksgiving Weekend

Things to Do in Monterey on Thanksgiving Weekend

WhatsUpMonterey Thanksgiving Weekend Roundup has us feeling grateful as it's full of ways to get the most out of life in Monterey County throughout the holiday. Checkout our picks for the top events each day of this weekend. Whether you want to pick up your Thanksgiving meal and enjoy it at your home, hotel or at one of our recommended alfresco restaurants, you'll sure enjoy a yummy meal!

Thanksgiving Meals and Dinners & Who's Open

Various restaurants in Carmel, Monterey and Pacific Grove will offer delicious thanksgiving dinners and plenty of wine.

The internationally acclaimed Whaling Station Steakhouse, perched just above Steinbeck's Cannery Row is offering a Thanksgiving special at its Prime Pavilion and for take-out. Dinner include roast organic tom turkey served with garlic mashed potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, traditional stuffing, sauteed spinach, giblet gravy, and cranberry relish. $29.95. Regular menu is also served. Call 831.373.3778.

Mission Bistro in Carmel-by-the-Sea is serving a delicious three-course Thanksgiving meal at its outdoor patio and for take-out from 11am to 8pm. Starter choices include butternut squash soup. Entrees includes traditional turkey dinner, prime rib, rack of lamb and filet mignon. Adults $59.95 | Children Under 12 $32.95. Call 831-574-8344 for reservations.

Scales Seafood & Steaks will serve a Thanksgiving Day menu at its patio and for take-out. Expect yummy options including Herb and Butter Roasted Fresh Tom Turkey, Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes, Seasoned Giblet Gravy, Candied Yams with Marshmallows, Fresh Organic Vegetables, Delicious Stuffing made with Dry Fruits, Nuts, Herbs and Sourdough Bread, Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Pumpkin Pecan Pie with Caramel Sauce, Fresh Berries and Whipped Cream or Rustic French Apple Tart with Caramel Sauce and Pumpkin Ice Cream. Adults $31 | Children $16 | Open at 11am. Regular Menu Available! Call 831-375-1331 for reservations.

Anton & Michel three-course Thanksgiving dinner, from 12pm-8pm, includes starters like butternut squash bisque, entrees such as roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing and your choice of pumpkin mouse cake or pecan pie. Adults $49 | Children Under 12 $25. Call 831-624-2406 for reservations.

Estéban Restaurant at the historic Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa is offering a delicious three-course Thanksgiving dinner at its patio. Expect delicious bites such as roasted turkey, brioche stuffing, apple tart and more. Dinner is served from 3-8:30pm. Adults $32 | Children Under 12 $30. Thanksgiving feast to-go is also available for $42.

Old Fisherman's Grotto will serve a similar Thanksgiving Day menu to its sister restaurant, Scales Seafood & Steaks, at its patio and for take-out. Adults $31 | Children $16 | Open at 11am. Regular Menu Available! Call 831-375-4604.

Monterey Plaza Hotel is offering a delicious Thanksgiving dinner to-go. Enjoy more time with your family and less time in the kitchen with the Plaza’s Thanksgiving To-go Dinner! Receive one cooked, 12-14 pound turkey with an array of seasonal sides: squash and pear soup, two different types of salads, house made cranberry sauce, succulent gravy, locally sourced stuffing, two types of mashed potatoes, and your choice of holiday pie! Pick up your ready to heat and eat meal Thanksgiving week, or between 10 am and 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day. Order by Sunday, November 22. $260, Serves 8 – 10 people. Call 844.508.5578.

For a French and Mediterranean flare, Fandango's Thanksgiving menu is your best choice with basque salad and a choice of entrees including roasted turkey, grilled salmon, honey glazed baked ham, tortellini and a variety of traditional desserts. 11:30am to 6:30m. Adults $55.75 | Children Under 12 $25.75. For reservations, call (831) 372-3456.

You may also check our other recommended restaurants for other yummy options!

Outdoor Activities

Pending weather conditions, there are plentiful and varied outdoor activities options. From cycling, hiking, mountain climbing and animal watching. It doesn't matter if you have an adventurous streak or if you prefer activities that a bit more low-key and relaxed. Monterey's choices in recreation are abundant.

Biking the scenic 17-Mile Drive is highly recommended for amateurs and pros, kids and adults alike. You can start off you self or guided tour from Pacific Grove's Lovers Point Beach and up to Pebble Beach. Pacific Grove Adventures offers various bike types and models to fit all riders needs. From beach cruisers to fun electric bikes, they got you covered!

Start Planning Your Thanksgiving Vacation Today

Thanksgiving in Monterey is a great opportunity for fun, leisure and relaxation. Whether you love marvelous natural settings, golfing, amazing live entertainment, or anything in between you will enjoy your stay in Monterey. If you want your Thanksgiving holiday to be rewarding, you should begin planning your Monterey getaway right away!

For lodging and accommodations, we highly recommend Hofsas House in Carmel. Other options are included on our recommended hotels section.

Have a wonderful holiday!

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