Pacific Grove, California

Pacific Grove has a classic Main Street, USA feel, nicknamed "America's Last Hometown." With a historic downtown, beautifully curving coastline, and even a romantic spot affectionately named Lovers Point, Pacific Grove is the place to be in any season. With sweeping panoramic ocean views boasting one of the oldest continually operating lighthouses in the US and a classic 1932 Neville municipal golf course, Pacific Grove holds many sought after and bygone charms.

A quintessential California sunset can be savored at the popular Asilomar State Beach, plus tide pooling fun for the whole family (including the dog). Lovers Point Beach is the perfect spot for kayaking, surfing and lounging. If you're fortunate enough to be in Pacific Grove during the fall or winter, you can catch the annual migration of tens of thousands of Monarch butterflies who take up residence in the pines and eucalyptus trees of the Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary.

The family-friendly Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is a great way to learn about the local environment and history of California's central coast. Plus, get up close and personal with the life-size gray whale sculpture just outside the front doors. 

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Set off on the scenic route for a pleasant stay in Pacific Grove. Spectacular ocean views can be enjoyed during an epic round of golf at Pacific Grove Golf Links or while enjoying a meal at Point Pinos Grill. You may even spot the occasional deer who call the forests of this charming city their hometown.

Across the way, take an interpretive tour of Point Pinos Lighthouse to learn the landmarks unique history. The requested donation is only $2.

 A stroll along the coast on the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail and a quintessential California sunset from Asilomar State Beach will round out any visit to Pacific Grove.

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