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Pacific-Grove is a Victorian city set on the shores of Monterey Bay, sandwiched between the towns of Monterey and Carmel. Where Carmel-by-the Sea is artsy and unique, and Monterey is the quintessential coast tourist town, Pacific Grove has much more of a small hometown feel. It was started in 1875 as a Methodist summer retreat where people came to enjoy the natural beauty and recharge body and soul, and today people are still coming for pretty much the same reasons. It is known as "Butterfly Town U.S.A.," due to the phenomenon of thousands of Monarch butterflies clustering together on the pines and eucalyptus on a few select acres in Pacific Grove. The Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary is open during the wintering season from late October through early-March, and on the second Saturday of every October, the Pacific Grove School District holds the annual "Butterfly Parade." Pacific Grove is also host to an annual "First Night Monterey," an alcohol-free community celebration of the arts on New Year's Eve. The Point Pinos Lighthouse, which is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast, is located in Pacific Grove, and other attractions include the famous 17-Mile Drive, The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Point Lobos State Park. Lovers Point in Pacific Grove is a scenic spot with a walking path that goes for miles right along the rocky shoreline. Be sure and bring some binoculars to watch the sea lions and otters frolicking just offshore.

Surrounding areas: Monterey, California (1.7 mi), Pebble Beach, California (3.9 mi), Carmel-By-The-Sea, California (4.3 mi), Carmel, California (5.1 mi), Carmel Highlands, California (7.9 mi), Monterey Bay, California (12.6 mi), Carmel Valley, California (14.3 mi)

Pacific Grove Vacation Rentals




Pacific Grove Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Victorian Inn487 Foam StMonterey, CA (831) 373-8000
Victorian Inn487 Foam StMonterey, CA (831) 373-8000
Asilomar Conference Center800 Asilomar BlvdPacific Grove, CA (831) 372-8016
Best Western Inn1111 Lighthouse AvePacific Grove, CA (831) 646-8885
Best Western Lighthouse Lodge And Suites1249 Lighthouse AvePacific Grove, CA (800) 858-1249
Deerhaven Inn And Suites740 Crocker AvePacific Grove, CA (831) 373-1114
Feather Bed Inn1095 Lighthouse AvePacific Grove, CA (831) 373-1114
Otter Cove & Cottages1100 Lighthouse AvePacific Grove, CA (831) 373-1114
Pacific Gardens Inn701 Asilomar BlvdPacific Grove, CA (831) 646-9414
Pacific Grove Motel2o4 Grove Acre AvePacific Grove, CA (831) 372-3218
Rosedale Inn775 Asilomar BlvdPacific Grove, CA (408) 655-1000
Sunset Inn133 Asilomar AvePacific Grove, CA (831) 373-1114
The Martine Inn255 Oceanview BlvdPacific Grove, CA (408) 373-3388
Holiday Inn Express443 Wave StMonterey, CA1.0 mi.(831) 372-1800
Hotel Pacific300 Pacific StMonterey, CA1.6 mi.(831) 373-5700
Portola Plaza Hotel2 Portola PlzMonterey, CA1.6 mi.(831) 649-4511
Hilton Monterey1000 Aquajito RdMonterey, CA1.7 mi.(831) 373-6141
Hyatt Regency MontereyOne Golf Course RdMonterey, CA1.7 mi.(831) 372-1234
Monterey Bay Inn242 Cannery RowMonterey, CA1.7 mi.(831) 658-3333
Monterey Bay Lodge55 Camino AquijitoMonterey, CA1.7 mi.(800) 558-1900
Monterey Marriott350 Calle PrincipalMonterey, CA1.7 mi.(831) 649-4234
Monterey Plaza Hotel400 Cannery RowMonterey, CA1.7 mi.(831) 646-1700
Spindrift Inn652 Cannery RowMonterey, CA1.7 mi.(831) 646-8900
The Monterey Hotel406 Alvarado StMonterey, CA1.7 mi.(831) 375-3184
Casa Munras Garden Hotel700 Munras AveMonterey, CA2.0 mi.(831) 375-2411
Monterey Downtown Travelodge675 Munras AveMonterey, CA2.0 mi.(831) 373-1876
Sand Dollar Inn755 Abrego StMonterey, CA2.0 mi.(831) 372-7551
Best Value Surf Inn1200 Munras AveMonterey, CA2.2 mi.(800) 521-5821
Quality Inn1058 Munras AveMonterey, CA2.2 mi.(831) 372-3381
Ramada Limited - Carmel Hill1182 Cass StMonterey, CA2.2 mi.(831) 375-2679
Comfort Inn1252 Munras AveMonterey, CA2.3 mi.(831) 372-8088
Howard Johnson Express Inn1240 Munras AveMonterey, CA2.3 mi.(831) 375-6002
Super 81300 Munras AveMonterey, CA2.4 mi.(831) 373-3203
Bay Park Hotel1425 Munras AveMonterey, CA2.5 mi.(831) 649-1020
The Mariposa Inn1386 Munras AveMonterey, CA2.5 mi.(831) 649-1414
Americas Best Value Stage Coach Lodge1111 10th StMonterey, CA2.6 mi.(831) 373-3632
Monterey Carmel Travelodge At Fairgrounds2030 N Fremont StMonterey, CA3.1 mi.(831) 373-3381
Comfort Inn Monterey Bay2050 N Fremont StMonterey, CA3.2 mi.(831) 373-3081
Econo Lodge2042 Fremont StMonterey, CA3.2 mi.(831) 372-5851
La Quinta Inn2401 Del Monte AveMonterey, CA3.2 mi.(831) 373-7100
 
Bed & Breakfast
Carriage House InnJunipero Between 7th & 8th AveCarmel-By-The-Sea, CA4.3 mi.(831) 625-2585
Inn At Depot Hill250 Monterey AveCapitola, CA24.8 mi.(831) 462-3376

Pacific Grove Weather & Climate

Mild weather prevails on the Monterey Bay Peninsula year round. It is never too hot or never too cold. Sunny days with cool mornings and cool evenings are normal for the area, except in summer when a blanket of seasonal fog often hugs the coastline blocking out the sun for days. For this reason, summer may seem a few degrees cooler than fall and winter, although in actuality, it is not. On many days, the fog burns off by noontime. The rainy season generally runs November through March with an average annual rainfall of 18.5 inches. The average annual fog days are 183. If you are visiting and the fog rolls in, take a short drive inland to Carmel Valley where it is sunnier and usually a few degrees warmer than right along the Bay and coastline. Cool temperatures make humidity levels of no real consequence in the Monterey Bay area.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 59°F 43°F 4.19 in. 55°F
February 61°F 44°F 3.75 in. 56°F
March 61°F 45°F 3.53 in. 56°F
April 64°F 46°F 1.48 in. 57°F
May 64°F 48°F 0.50 in. 58°F
June 66°F 50°F 0.20 in. 60°F
July 68°F 52°F 0.09 in. 62°F
August 69°F 53°F 0.11 in. 63°F
September 71°F 53°F 0.28 in. 63°F
October 69°F 50°F 1.06 in. 61°F
November 64°F 46°F 2.43 in. 58°F
December 59°F 43°F 2.73 in. 57°F

Pacific Grove Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Monterey Peninsula airport (MRY) located about 4 miles southeast of Pacific Grove in Monterey, California, the Salinas Municipal airport (SNS) located approximately 17 miles east of Pacific Grove in Salinas, California, the Hollister Municipal airport (3O7) located roughly 33 miles northeast of Pacific Grove in Hollister, California, the Norman Y Mineta San Jose International airport (SJC) located around 51 miles north of Pacific Grove in San Jose, California, and finally the San Francisco International airport (SFO) located about 73 miles northwest of Pacific Grove in San Francisco, California.

Pacific Grove Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkSanta CruzCA25.4 mi.
Bonfante GardensGilroyCA33.0 mi.
Paramount's Great AmericaSanta ClaraCA50.9 mi.
Oakland ZooOaklandCA84.3 mi.
 
Water Parks
Raging WatersSan JoseCA49.9 mi.
Waterworld USAConcordCA94.2 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA95.2 mi.
The Island Waterpark and Family Fun VillageFresnoCA119.2 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Pacific Grove Municipal Golf CoursePacific GroveCA 
Laguna Seca Golf ClubMontereyCA1.7 mi.
Poppy Hills Golf CoursePebble BeachCA2.9 mi.
BayonetBlack Horse Golf CourseSeasideCA3.7 mi.
Rancho Canada Golf ClubCarmelCA5.1 mi.
Twin Creeks Golf CourseSalinasCA15.2 mi.
Salinas Fairways Golf CourseSalinasCA16.9 mi.
Casserly Par3 Golf CourseWatsonvilleCA22.5 mi.
Spring Hills Golf CourseWatsonvilleCA22.5 mi.
Seascape Golf ClubAptosCA25.1 mi.
Pasatiempo Golf ClubSanta CruzCA25.2 mi.
De Laveaga Golf CourseSanta CruzCA26.5 mi.
San Juan Oaks Golf ClubHollisterCA29.6 mi.
 
State Parks
Marina State ParkCA8.1 mi. 
Garrapata State ParkCA10.9 mi. 
Zmudowski Beach State ParkCA16.0 mi. 
Andrew Molera State ParkCA23.8 mi. 
Fremont Peak State ParkCA25.0 mi. 
Wilder Ranch State ParkCA26.2 mi. 
Pfeiffer Big Sur State ParkCA27.2 mi. 
Henry Cowell Redwoods State ParkCA28.8 mi. 
John Little State ParkCA38.8 mi. 
 
Museums
Stowitts Museum and LibraryPacific GroveCA(Miscellaneous)
California Views Historical Photo CollectionMontereyCA1.7 mi.(History)
San Juan Bautista MissionSeasideCA3.6 mi.(History)
Capitola Historical MuseumCapitolaCA24.8 mi.(History)
Ecology Hall of FameSanta CruzCA25.4 mi.(Science)
California Antique Aircraft MuseumSan MartinCA36.5 mi.(Technology)
Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad CompanyLos GatosCA42.2 mi.(Technology)
History Museums of San JoseSan JoseCA49.9 mi.(History)
Japanese American Museum of San JoseSan JoseCA49.9 mi.(History)
Rosicrucian Egyptian MuseumSan JoseCA49.9 mi.(History)
Ableza's Native American Virtual Cultural CenterSan JoseCA49.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Captain Kazooz Kazoo MuseumSan JoseCA49.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
San Jose Museum of ArtSan JoseCA49.9 mi.(Art)
Children's Discovery MuseumSan JoseCA49.9 mi.(Children's)
Arnisto GallerySanta ClaraCA50.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Intel MuseumSanta ClaraCA50.9 mi.(Technology)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Monterey Bay AquariumMontereyCA1.7 mi.
Happy Hollow Park and ZooSan JoseCA49.9 mi.
The Oakland ZooOaklandCA84.3 mi.
San Francisco Zoological GardensSan FranciscoCA84.6 mi.
Steinhart AquariumSan FranciscoCA84.6 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA104.4 mi.
Charles Paddock ZooAtascaderoCA104.5 mi.
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA110.3 mi.
Chaffee Zoological GardensFresnoCA119.2 mi.


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