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.