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Monterey/Big Sur Recs

NAspy | Aug 6, 200508:45 PM

I am traveling with family (two kids 4 & 8 -- they like steak, what can I say?) to Monterey for 3 days (staying at the Portola Plaza) and then to Big Sur (at Treebones) for 2 days. We are from Los Angeles, but would probably prefer not to drive in Monterey.

I'm curious if anyone has any experiences with the restaurants at the Portola Plaza -- is it serviceable in case we're all bushed? What else can you recommend within walking distance of the hotel that is family friendly with good, interesting food?

At Big Sur, I imagine we'll eat at Treebones.

Also, last time we were in Carmel (I think 1995...gak!) we ate at a wonderful California-Thai fusion place on 5th and "something," or maybe 4th and "something," that I would love to introduce my kids to, if it's still around.

Thanks in advance for all your suggestions!

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