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Pacific Grove Travel Guide: 109 reviews and 379 photos


Pacific Grove seems like the B & B capital of California. There is one, almost on every corner. Beachfront view cottages, to the Queen Anne Victorian style hotels in town. The town is mostly done in the splendor that was Victorian, with over 1200+ historic homes, done in massive colors of the rainbow,even on the downtown shopping area stores. One goes back in time viewing these ageless beauties, and Pacific Grove is also the Monarch butterflies winter sanctuary, where you can have up close inspection of these beautiful butterflies.


There is a recreation trail, that runs along the shoreline and you can walk, jog, or ride a bike with the magnificent view of the ocean and the rocky shore being an inspiration to your spirit.


How can one not be in love, when surrounded by all the beauty of nature. Lovers Point is aptly named with the green grass under the wind blown cypress tree, overlooking the towering rocks tiptoeing into the ocean waters below.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beauty by nature, and by man, co-exist in Pacific Grove
  • Cons:The monarch butterflies are here only in winter
  • In a nutshell:The perfect getaway for couples or family
  • Last visit to Pacific Grove: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 26, 2009
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  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2009 at 9:45 PM

    Hi Larry - Thanks for the intro to Pacific Grove - never heard of it till now. Wow, Tene's crab! Hope you are winding down a good weekend. Went to the beach at Ostia - verrry funnny culture shock! Ciao, <(•¿•)>

  • Tugboatguy's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2008 at 9:40 PM

    Fine tips & good photos-jogged a memory. In 1998 we stayed in Carmel Point but ate one eve in Pacific Grove-seafood at single story plain restaurant across street from ocean-could have been the Fishwife? Wunderbar food remembered best. Doug

  • chewy3326's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2006 at 4:08 PM

    Great page on Pacific Grove, I really loved it too. It's a beautiful place.

  • american_tourister's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2004 at 9:32 PM

    Pacific Grove is the hidden gem of the peninsula.

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2004 at 10:09 PM

    Thanks for the response on Leona Valley!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2004 at 12:58 PM

    I am not sure I have been to Pacific Grove, but I know I have not been to OLD BATH HOUSE. May be next time !

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2004 at 3:56 AM

    What an inviting page! Looks great. Thanks for sharing.


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