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Pacific Grove

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Beaches · Historic Walking Areas · Parks
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. The United States Census Bureau estimated its 2013 population at 15,504. Pacific Grove is located between Point Pinos and Monterey.Pacific Grove is known for its Victorian homes, Asilomar State Beach, and is also known as "Butterfly Town U.S.A." for the annual migration of the monarch butterflies. The city is endowed with more historical houses per capita than anywhere else in California. Seventy-five percent of the homes in Pacific Grove are considered historical. Some of them have been turned into bed and breakfast inns.The city is also known as the location of the Point Pinos Lighthouse, the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast. The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and Pacific Grove Art Center are located in the historic downtown. Pacific Grove was also the main filming location for Roger Spottiswoode's 1989 film Turner & Hooch as well as A Summer Place, starring Sandra Dee.HistoryIn prehistoric times the Rumsen were one of the linguistically distinct Ohlone groups of the Monterey Bay Area who inhabited the area now known as Pacific Grove. This tribe subsisted with hunting, fishing and gathering in what has been deduced as a biologically rich Monterey Peninsula. Spanish Missionaries arrived to the area in the 1760s. After years of enslavement under the Spanish missionary system the Tribe was forced into exile to avoid violent persecution by settlers and California State sponsored racist policies toward Native Americans. The Costanoan Rumsen tribe moved to Southern California and found work on the ranchos in 1864.
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Hidden gems in Pacific Grove

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Historic Walking Area
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Asilomar State Beach
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Lovers Point Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Pacific Grove

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Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium Monterey
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
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Scenic Drive
17-Mile Drive Monterey
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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State Park
Point Lobos Carmel
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Beer Tasting / Tour
Monterey Bay Food Tours Monterey
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Popular things to do in Pacific Grove

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Beach
Lovers Point
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Jameson Classic Motorcycle Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Farmers Market
Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Lighthouse
Point Pinos Lighthouse
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Golf in Pacific Grove

Golf Course
Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Pacific Grove

Wildlife Area
Monarch Grove Sanctuary
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

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