Pacific Grove is nicknamed "Butterfly Town, USA" - due to the monarchs
Pacific Grove benefits by one of those happy accidents of nature that gladden the heart, excite the imagination, and instruct the young." --John Steinbeck's Sweet Thursday. Monarch Butterflies make their seasonal visit to this mild climate coastline. From October thru December they can be seen hanging from trees by the thousands. Best viewing is mid-day when the sun is high above.
pacific grove, California
peninsula, point & cliffs
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W of Monterey
off Hwy. 1
parks, forests, rivers & lakes:
pacific grove campgrounds
Big Sur State Park Campground
Fremont Peak Camping
Sunset State Beach Campground
Manresa State Beach Camping
New Brighton State Beach Campground
Upscale coastal village on a peninsula; with Victorian homes, restaurants, shops & galleries. Golf, museums and plenty ocean views for everyone.
- nearby towns:
- Santa Cruz
- Big Sur
Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce
Corner of Central & Forest Ave
Pacific Grove City
Pacific Grove Art Center
NPR: KAZU FM 90.3
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