"America's Most Romantic Town" Top 5 Page for this destination Pacific Grove by Ewingjr98
Pacific Grove Travel Guide: 117 reviews and 421 photos
Pacific Grove is a nice, quiet town at the end of the Monterey Peninsula between the rich Pebble Beach country club estates and the touristy Monterey area. They have a public golf course along the water, a State Park on the beach, the oldest continually operated lighthouse on the west coast, a great scenic drive along Ocean View Blvd, and some scenic little parks along the water such as Lovers Point. PG also has a ton of little hotels near the beach and the butterfly sanctuary, as well as several nice restaurants, like Fishwife. The also have a few small annual events such as Good Old Days, the Feast of Lanterns, and Candy Cane Lane.
Sometimes called "Butterfly Town, USA," Pacific Grove is also the destination for the migration of about 25,000 monarch butterflies each October...the Monarch Sanctuary is on Ridge Road between Lighthouse Ave and Short Street.
Also called the Western US's "most romantic town" in a 2005 edition of Time magazine, Pacific grove is the frequent destination for migrations of another sort... each summer some 225 couples are wed in the town's green spaces at Lovers Point, Jewell, and Berwick Parks.
I recently moved these Pacific Grove tips from my Monterey VT Page. For much, much more to do in the immediate area, please visit my Monterey page, as this great little city really is the hub of the region from various perspectives such as history, economy, transportation, tourism, and more.
Here is a great history of Pacific Grove from its earliest years as a Methodist retreat until today.
International Cuisine, not to be confused with International Deli a mile away in New Monterey, is one of the rare casual... more travel advice
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