Monterey is one of our favorite towns in Northern California. We love the aquarium, the small shops and the cute but stinky sea lions. The Monterey Bay Inn is the perfect place to enjoy a stay, now that we don’t live close by. Its “You Go Girls!” package includes beachfront accommodations, discounted stand-up paddle board rentals and lessons, a complimentary Burt’s Bees skincare kit, and daily in-room breakfast. Last time we were there, we rented kayaks and paddled around the sea lions; but this is our chance to try out paddle boarding.