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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Pacific Grove
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Pacific Grove
Category: Beaches; State Parks
Owner description: The name of this State Beach means "a refuge by the sea," which describes the breathtaking views of forest, surf and sand on... more » Owner description: The name of this State Beach means "a refuge by the sea," which describes the breathtaking views of forest, surf and sand on more than 105 secluded acres of scenic forest and sand dunes. « less
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Pacific Grove
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #4 of 9 attractions in Pacific Grove
Category: Beaches; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

 Lover’s Point is a very nice way to spend some time while in the Pacific Grove area.  The grassy park with beautiful views of the coastline is often a place where you will see... more »

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Ranked #5 of 9 attractions in Pacific Grove
Category: Natural History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Pacific Grove Museum is your living personal field guide to the California Central Coast. Explore the birds and wildlife,... more » Owner description: 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. Its mission is to inspire discover, wonder, and stewardship of our natural world. This Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm. « less
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Ranked #6 of 9 attractions in Pacific Grove
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
One of the oldest operating lighthouses on the West Coast.
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Ranked #7 of 9 attractions in Pacific Grove
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: The Monarch Sanctuary is open from sunrise to sunset, but volunteer monarch docents, who assist with the viewing of monarchs... more » Owner description: The Monarch Sanctuary is open from sunrise to sunset, but volunteer monarch docents, who assist with the viewing of monarchs and can answer questions about the butterflies and their migration, are only there from 12pm-3pm as available. It is highly recommended that you go to the Sanctuary when a docent is present. There is no charge to visit the Sanctuary, but donations are accepted.The Monarchs arrive in the Sanctuary towards the end of October, and leave around the beginning of March. The monarch population peaks the week after Thanksgiving. The monarch migration to Pacific Grove is so inspiring that Pacific Grove is nicknamed "Butterfly Town, U.S.A." The community has always welcomed the butterflies and sought their protection. Citizens of Pacific Grove voted to create an additional tax to create the Monarch Grove Sanctuary, led by dedicated volunteers.The volunteers at the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary are from the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. The Museum, which is just about mile away from the Sanctuary, has a large exhibition on monarch butterflies containing videos and interactive experiences for visitors of all ages. As both the Museum and Sanctuary are free, it's great to pair them together to get the most out of your experience to the monarch Sanctuary. « less
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Ranked #8 of 9 attractions in Pacific Grove
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #9 of 9 attractions in Pacific Grove
Category: Museums
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