A Pacific Grove Travel Guide for Visitors

The Central Coast of California features many interesting cities and this Pacific Grove Travel Guide will provide you with pertinent information you will need to see all the main attractions in this particular area.

Pacific Grove is also known as "PG" by its residents and frequent visitors. It is situated between two other favorite coastal towns, Monterey and Pebble Beach.

Pacific Grove is a also popular surfing area on the California coast and it boasts beautiful Victorian homes that line some of the streets. BBOnline recommends visiting the following attractions when you are staying here.

Historic Walk of Pacific Grove
Box 167
Pacific Grove, CA 93950-0167
(800) 656-6650
http://www.ci.pg.ca.us/biz/lodging.htm

Right in the heart of Pacific Grove travel sites you will find a walking tour called The Historic Walk of Pacific Grove. Just steps away from your Pacific Grove Bed and Breakfast, you'll be taken around the town and shown historical Victorian houses and museum landmarks, including the former home of writer John Steinbeck. Overall you'll see approximately 150 family homes and cottages between Eardley Avenue and 11th Street.

John Steinbeck's Memorial Museums
222 Central Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3035
(408) 393-1816
http://www.steinbeck.org/MainFrame.html

Well known author John Steinbeck, famous for his novels "Of Mice and Men" and "Grapes of Wrath", once owned a home in Pacific Grove California. The local home where he spent many summers has been turned into a museum and is now open to the public. Visitors are able to see various parts of his former home as well as his work as an American writer.

Monarch Grove Sanctuary
Ridge Road and Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 648-5716
(888) 746-6627
http://www.ci.pg.ca.us/monarchs/default.htm

This is a Pacific Grove travel site famous for being home in both fall and winter to thousands of monarch butterflies. You will be able to see them sitting in trees in many parts of town while they break from their yearly migration period. All butterflies are protected by law in Pacific Grove and anyone found to be attempting to harm a butterfly will be fined $1,000. The best months to find the largest amount of butterflies in Pacific Grove would be from October to March.

Museum of Natural History
165 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2612
(831) 648-5716
http://www.pgmuseum.org/

Within walking distance of your Pacific Grove Inn, you will find The Museum of Natural History. Open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday through Sunday, this natural history museum features various displays of birds, monarch butterflies, native plants, native indigenous people and wildflowers that grow in the area. The cost is free but the museum does accept small donations. The suggested amount is $3 per person or $5 per family.

Point Pinos Lighthouse
On Asilomar Ave. between Lighthouse Ave. and Del Monte Blvd.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 648.3176
http://www.ci.pg.ca.us/lighthouse/default.htm

The Point Pinos Lighthouse on the coast of Pacific Grove is open Thursday through Sunday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The admission cost to visit is $1 for children and $2 for adults. This is the oldest lighthouse on the West Coast that is still operational, shining its beacon light nightly since 1855.