Pacific Grove, CA

Travel Guide
Pacific Grove

Soak up the old-style charm of this small seaside city, which is famed for the monarch butterflies that stop here on their great migrations.

Visiting Pacific Grove is like taking a delightful step back in time. Once a summer retreat for church groups, today it still emanates a sense of tranquility. Victorian houses dot the 2.5-square-mile (6.5-square-kilometer) city, deer wander through the streets and, in fall, the skies fill with thousands of monarch butterflies. Amble along the pretty streets, walk along the seafront boulevard and search for wildlife in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Pacific Grove is best enjoyed on foot, so put on your most comfortable footwear and stroll in the sunshine. Walk along the 3-mile-long (5-kilometer) Ocean View Boulevard, a cliff-top promenade where you can spot plants and dozens of species of birds. Sit on one of the benches and enjoy the views of Monterey Bay. Spend some time in the pretty little Marine Gardens Park.

Walk to the end of the boulevard, marked by the Point Pinos Lighthouse. Famed as one of the oldest continually operating lighthouses in the country, it has guided ships to safety with its 50,000-candlepower beacon since the mid-1800s. Visit the interesting little museum inside the lighthouse.

Pacific Grove is perched on the edge of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a haven for wildlife and nature. Venture to Lovers Point to glimpse sea otters diving for abalone. Go rock-pooling to spot crabs, starfish and limpets.

In autumn, the skies above Pacific Grove fill with tens of thousands of orange-and-black monarch butterflies as they pass through on one of the world’s most astounding migrations. See them hanging in great bunches from eucalyptus trees in Monarch Grove Sanctuary and George Washington Park. To learn more about the region’s nature, visit the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History.

Pacific Grove is 42 miles (67 kilometers) south of Santa Cruz and 113 miles (181 kilometers) south of San Francisco. Navigate this tiny city easily on foot or by bicycle.

Sea Breeze Inn And Cottages
Sea Breeze Inn And Cottages
2.5 out of 5
1100 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA
The price is NT$2,544 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Situated in Pacific Grove, this golf motel is within a 15-minute walk of 17-Mile Drive and Monterey Bay. Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf are also within 3 ...
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"Very good and very happy. Will be back"

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Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages
Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages
3 out of 5
1150 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$5,783 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pacific Grove Golf Links and 17-Mile Drive. Monterey Bay and Cannery Row are also within 3 ...
4/5Very Good! (1,127 reviews)
"Quiet location and within walking distance to golfing and the ocean. Short drive to restaurants and shopping."

Reviewed on 2021/9/15

Lighthouse Lodge And Cottages
Lovers Point Inn
Lovers Point Inn
2 out of 5
625 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA
The price is NT$3,016 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
Located in the heart of Pacific Grove, this motel is steps from Oceanview Boulevard and Monterey Bay. 17-Mile Drive and Cannery Row are also within 1 mi (2 ...
3.4/5Good! (950 reviews)
"Ocean view"

Reviewed on 2021/8/25

Lovers Point Inn
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Mv6: Lover's Point Mermaid Cottage
Mv6: Lover's Point Mermaid Cottage
715 Mermaid Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA
Situated in Pacific Grove, this golf cabin is within a 5-minute walk of Oceanview Boulevard and Lovers Point. Monterey Bay and 17-Mile Drive are also within ...
Mv6: Lover's Point Mermaid Cottage
3688 Nautilus
3688 Nautilus
4 out of 5
131 6th St., Pacific Grove, CA
Situated near the beach, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of St Mary's by the Sea and Monterey Bay. Cannery Row and 17-Mile Drive are also within ...
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3703 La Gloria Cottage-by-the-sea
3703 La Gloria Cottage-by-the-sea
4 out of 5
210 Park Street, Pacific Grove, CA
Situated near the beach, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 17-Mile Drive, and Monterey Bay. Cannery Row and ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"Wonderful and perfect stay! Everything was clean and very thoughtfully comfortable."

Reviewed on 2020/2/5

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