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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.

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 3 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...

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