Known as "Butterfly Town, USA" Pacific Grove, CA is a destination for tens of thousands of monarch butterflies and beach seeking vacationers each year. As the ideal place for a vacation rental home, Pacific Grove boasts some of the best outdoor recreational adventures, like cycling, kayaking, diving, and fishing. Step outside onto your own private balcony, with stunning bay views and clean salty ocean air. With a cozy deck or patio, family barbeques are easy. Spend your days embarking upon coastal adventures, then retreat back to your beach home at night and relax around the fireplace with friends and family.
With a casual, small town feeling and beautiful Victorian architecture, Pacific Grove is both charming and vibrant. Explore downtown Pacific Grove and enjoy its fine dining, boutique shopping, and blue Pacific backdrop. Those interested in Pacific Grove history will love the museums and charming preserved structures here.
Here are a few specific suggestions to help you plan your trip:
-Visit the Point Pinos Lighthouse: See the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the west coast. Since February of 1885 this lighthouse has guided ocean travelers with its bright 1,000-watt bulb, enhanced by the lenses and prisms that produce its radiant beam.
-Explore the scenic coast: Drive the "17-mile Drive," a breath-taking drive down California's coast that features Pebble Beach, as well as some of the most dramatic scenes of the bay. Watch for sea lions, golf courses, rocky cliffs, fishing boats, sea birds, and spectacular sunsets.
-See the Lone Cypress tree: The Lone Cypress is one of the most famous trees in the United States. This tree has survived in its rocky landscape for over 250 years.
-Experience the Fanshell Overlook: Fanshell Overlook attracts harbor seals and provides unforgettable views of seaside mansions against an ocean backdrop.
-Join the annual Good Old Days Celebration: A Pacific Grove tradition, this event includes an arts & crafts show, live entertainment, food venues, an old fashioned parade down Pine Avenue, and contests and competitions. This large music and arts festival is both free and perfect for the whole family.
-Visit the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History: Learn more about the geography, wildlife and native plants of Pacific Grove at this fascinating museum.
A luxury rental home in Pacific Grove is the perfect starting point for relaxation, adventure, and vacation memories. Find a trendy Pacific Grove condo and host your friends for a weekend getaway. Choose a short term vacation rental for just a few days or a long term apartment rental for an entire season. No matter what kind of vacation you have in mind, you'll find the accommodations you're looking for in Pacific Grove. While you're here, consider a day trip to Monterey, which is just a short scenic drive south along the coast.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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