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Pacific Grove

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Pacific Grove is nicknamed "Butterfly Town, USA" - due to the monarchs

Pacific Grove benefits by one of those happy accidents of nature that gladden the heart, excite the imagination, and instruct the young." --John Steinbeck's Sweet Thursday. Monarch Butterflies make their seasonal visit to this mild climate coastline. From October thru December they can be seen hanging from trees by the thousands. Best viewing is mid-day when the sun is high above.
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elevation: 55' population: 16,100 zip code: 93950


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Monterey County
W of Monterey
off Hwy. 1



  • beaches
  • biking & rentals
  • village shops
  • golfing
  • 17 Mile Drive
  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
  • Monarch Groves
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Manresa State Beach
  • Fremont Peak State Park
  • Los Padres National Forest
  • Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary
  • Point Pinos Lighthouse
  • Pacific Grove Marine Gardens Park
  • Perkins Park
  • Caledonia Park
  • Chase Park
  • Elmarie Dyke Open Space
  • Esplanade Park
  • Greenwood Park
  • Hayward Park
  • Jewell Park
  • pacific grove campgrounds

    Big Sur State Park Campground
    Fremont Peak Camping
    Sunset State Beach Campground
    Manresa State Beach Camping
    New Brighton State Beach Campground

    tent camping

    Upscale coastal village on a peninsula; with Victorian homes, restaurants, shops & galleries. Golf, museums and plenty ocean views for everyone.

    nearby towns:
    Santa Cruz
    Big Sur
    local links:

    Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce
    Corner of Central & Forest Ave

    Pacific Grove City
    Pacific Grove Art Center
    NPR: KAZU FM 90.3

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