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Monarch Butterfly Grove

1,026 Reviews

Monarch Butterfly Grove

1,026 Reviews
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State Hwy 1, Pismo Beach, CA
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Grover Beach Station80 min
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California Coast 3 Days SF to LA: Hostel Hopper
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California Coast 3 Days SF to LA: Hostel Hopper

We've teamed up with Hostel Hopper to offer you the unforgettable experience of the California Coast. This is designed for the 18-30 year old crowd that's looking for something different.<br><br>Get picked up at your hostel in San Francisco, Explore the California Coast and get dropped off right at your hostel door in Los Angeles! You don't have to worry about trying to figure out how to get around.<br><br>We don't use big buses, Only 15 passenger van with a trailer. So space is limited! <br><br>Food is included! We camp in some of the most beautiful spots along the California coast and your guide knows all the hidden spots.
$379.00 per adult
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Bill H wrote a review Nov 2020
Traverse City, Michigan858 contributions284 helpful votes
The day I stopped at this grove of trees it was estimated that there were about 255 butterflies there in the whole grove. The souvenir wagon was more interesting then the random butterfly. Every now and them you can witness a bird snatch one in mid air for dinner. They are a fascinating bug and I was disappointed that the different reproduction cycle for north and south bound wasn't explained. No other creature replicates this cycle.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Melody49 wrote a review Nov 2020
Redwood City, California22 contributions
What a great place for kids to visit. There are volunteers there to answer all the questions thelittle ones may have (and they do have questions)
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Date of experience: February 2020
otalay wrote a review Oct 2020
Whittier, California301 contributions74 helpful votes
Very small park, had some butterflies there when I was there. Is accessible by car or bike path........
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Date of experience: October 2020
1 Helpful vote
mtssing wrote a review Sep 2020
Los Angeles, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
Not quite sure how to rate this, as we came in the off season. What surprised me was that the grove was pretty small - a stand of maybe 20 trees - maybe the size of a city block. I looked at it on a map and for some reason, thought it was a big area, but it's not! Parking area was small right in front of the grove. I just wonder if it's a zoo when it is in season? Not sure I would make a trip to the area just to see the butterflies, as we didn't spend much time here, even though we walked all around.
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Date of experience: September 2020
ROCruiser wrote a review Sep 2020
Claremont, California4,531 contributions408 helpful votes
We were there in August, not butterfly season, but still enjoyed the beautiful surroundings of this area. The State park next to the grove was closed and we had to park our RV across the street which was OK. There weren't that many visitors there but locals taking their dogs for walks. Free to enter. It was a nice, easy walk from the grove to the dunes. Great views. Only saw a couple of lonely monarch butterflies while we were there. Would love to come back when the time is right.
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Date of experience: August 2020
3 Helpful votes