Pacific Grove Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Green Travelers
- 91%Family Travelers
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- Pacific GroveMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure Travelers
Where I go to relax and unwind on the busy Monterey Peninsula, this ex-Methodist beach retreat town has Victorian houses, a quaint downtown that you can walk around in less than an hour (yummy bakeries!), and a historical lighthouse out by the state beach. In winter, stop off at the monarch butterfly grove to see thousands of those migratory creatures roosting in the trees.Recommended for:
- Pacific GroveMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen TravelersAdventure TravelersFirst to Review
A little foggy for my taste, but otherwise a charming coastal community with first-rate access to some of the most breathtaking dive sites in the Monterey Bay. It can feel like middle America with all its old Victorian's, but this spot is an oceanographer's Mecca and home to Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station. I could imagine growing old along this stretch of dramatic coastline if it were just a bit warmer and sunnier. As it is, look for me someplace a bit more tropical!Recommended for:
- Pacific GroveMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodies
Pacific Grove is a nice little town just south of Monterey. There's a path along the shore and plenty of little parks and beaches, but watch out driving along the coast since everyone takes their time and the tourists aren't paying attention. There's also a posted tsunami hazard.
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- Pacific GroveMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11
Pacific Grove is a picturesque little town sandwiched on the Monterey Peninsula between Monterey and Carmel. It has a beautiful rocky shoreline, foggy and cool climate, and is largely inhabited by retirees and older people.
It is famous for Lover's Point, where each year the Monarch Butterflies come by in swarms, or its several antique gabled Bed and Breakfast hotels, the nearby Monterey Bay Aquarium, the gateway to Pebble Beach via the stunning Asilomar State Beach, it's traditional Chinese Lantern Festival, and the bright pick and red ice plant flowers in bloom every spring along the coastline park.
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