Top Attractions

We warmly welcome you to Pacific Grove, also known as Butterfly Town USA, and we invite you to enjoy your next Special Event, whatever it may be, in our charming Victorian town by the sea.

Pacific Grove Golf Links

Pacific Grove Golf Links

Situated on the tip of the scenic Monterey Peninsula, overlooking Point Pinos and the Pacific Ocean, the Pacific Grove Golf Links has delighted visitors and locals alike for over 75 years.Offering a fun-filled yet competitive challenge, and boasting an architectural lineage of elite proportions,...

Lovers Point

Lovers Point

Lovers Point Park and beach is located at the foot of 17th Street, and is a landscaped community park of 4.4 acres. It is used for picnicking, fishing, swimming, water sports, and surfing. Lovers Point's amenities include a large lawn area, a beach volleyball court, a children's swimming...

Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History

The Pacific Grove Museum is your living personal field guide to the California Central Coast. Explore the birds and wildlife, plants, geology and cultural richness that make this region unique in the world. The Museum's mission is to inspire discovery, wonder, and stewardship of our natural...

Hopkins Marine Station

Hopkins Marine Station

The Hopkins Marine Station, 120 Oceanview Bld, Pacific Grove, CA 93950, located 90 miles from the main University campus, was founded in 1892 as the first marine laboratory on the west coast of North America. The modern laboratory facilities on the 11-acre campus on Cabrillo Point house ten faculty,...

Asilomar State Beach

Asilomar State Beach

Located along the coast of Pacific Grove, Asilomar offers beach and coast trail walks, a short boardwalk loop through the natural dune preserve and overnight room lodging and conference facilities. From its historic architecture to the forest, the dunes and coastline, State Park staff takes the...

17-Mile Drive® | Pebble Beach Resorts®

17-Mile Drive® | Pebble Beach Resorts®

Before the automobile had become a way of life, 17-Mile Drive was navigated by horse-drawn carriages from the famous Hotel Del Monte, now the site of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. It opened in 1881 and excursions along Pacific Grove's spectacular coastline and into Del Monte Forest...

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The aquarium occupies land at south end of today's Cannery Row on the edge of Pacific Grove, at the site of the Hovden Cannery, a sardine cannery which helped to define the character of Monterey from the time it was built in 1916, to the day when it was the last cannery on the Row to close...

Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterflies

During their over wintering season from mid-October through mid-February, clusters of monarch butterflies can be viewed at the Monarch Grove Sanctuary at 1073 Lighthouse Avenue. With the entrance located just off Lighthouse Avenue, the city park is open from sunrise to sundown and is free for all...

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

Whale-watching is a popular tourist activity along the Pacific Coast. In California good whale-watching can be found December through March off the Southern California coast such as around Catalina Island in Los Angeles, with opportunities to view blue whales, greys, humpbacks, fin back whales,...

Shopping in PG

Shopping in PG

Pacific Grove is divided into four shopping districts: Downtown: A quaint Victorian shopping area comprised of small shops, services, and 26 restaurants and bakeries, and seven ladies boutiques. There are sixteen galleries and antique stores welcoming you with a friendly hometown smile. Central...

Everyone's Harvest Certified Farmers' Market

Everyone's Harvest Certified Farmers' Market

Don't miss it! Every Monday from 4 to 7 pm our Pacific Grove Everyone's Harvest Certified Farmers’ Market Certified Organic Producers are located on Central Avenue.

Pacific Grove Art Center

Pacific Grove Art Center

Since 1969, Pacific Grove Art Center has been a community based nonprofit seeking to enhance art appreciation and encourage the creation of art. With the desire to have art available to everyone, PGAC has held low cost classes, free exhibits, and offered reduced rent for artist’s studios...

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Monterey Wine Country boasts over 175 unique vineyards. Winegrowing mostly takes place in a 90-mile-long valley, with only eight primary viticulture soil types. The northernmost areas of Monterey, deemed as on the edge of being too cold to grow winegrapes, are held in high esteem for their exceptional...

Point Pinos Lighthouse

Point Pinos Lighthouse

Point Pinos Lighthouse   Point Pinos is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast. Since February 1, 1855, its beacon has flashed nightly as a guide and warning to ships off the rocky California coast. Alcatraz Island Lighthouse preceded Point Pinos by 8 months, but it...

Historic Downtown

Historic Downtown

Walk leisurely through Pacific Grove’s historic downtown with buildings dating back to the early 1900s and enjoy the unique ambience of one of the last hometowns. Sample the boutiques and other shops, art galleries and unusual stores that combine to give the town its special flavor. But don’t...

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Welcome to Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary! One of our nation's most spectacular marine protected areas, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary offers some of the best wildlife viewing in the world! This "Serengeti of the Sea" stretches along the central coast from San...