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1-Hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour
"Pick up your 2-seater Sea Car at the Portola Hotel & Spa just a 5-minute walk from Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey. Simple to drive and park this zany scooter car allows you to zip around downtown streets and out to the coast to cruise along one of the most scenic drives in the United States. You can follow a designated itinerary or make up your own adventure.The 1-hour narrated tour Fisherman’s Wharf Cannery Row and Lovers Point park and beach. Enjoy sweeping ocean vistas through the convertible’s open top and soak up views of the harbor. You'll see sand dunes
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2-Hour Monterey and Pacific Grove Sea Car Tour
"Pick up your 2-seater Sea Car at the Portola Hotel & Spa just a 5-minute walk from Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey. Simple to drive and park this zany scooter car allows you to zip around downtown streets and out to the coast to cruise along one of the most scenic drives in the United States. You can follow a designated itinerary or make up your own adventure.This 2-hour tour that inc home to the Monarch Grove butterfly sanctuary. Note Price is based on per car. Maximum 2 passengers per car; select 1 Adult per car at time of booking.""""Fantastic ocean vistas at every turn. This is one of the best coast drives anywhere! Highlights include Monterey historical buildings
From $120.00
 
Monterey And Carmel-by-the-Sea Day Private Tour from San Francisco
"Escape the big city for a trip along the beautiful Monterey Peninsula via the Pacific Coast Highway. Enjoy stunning seascape views the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row as you cruise the famous 17-Mile Drive heading to the coastal town of Carmel-by-the-Sea.Stop at historic Cannery Row—John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name takes place on this street during the Great Depression—for a 000 strange and colorful underwater creatures from playful sea otters and turtles to powerful sharks and the rare and massive ocean sunfish.Cruise along the scenic and celebrated 17-Mile Drive home to the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course. Admire the Lone Cypress—this postcard-worthy tree stands on a rugged granite outpost amid the waves—and scope out the area’s magnificent mansions with their sweeping coastal views. Stop along the way t head to enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea
From $1,100.00

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VISIT THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY SANCTUARY

Starting around October, the Monarch Butterfly starts to show up in Pacific Grove. They can come as far away as Canada and Mexico. The present sanctuary gets an average of 25,000 Monarch Butterflies...
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Old Monterey-PG Railway Grade Trail

Monterey's first train, which began in 1880, was Southern Pacific's Del Monte Express. It operated from San Francisco to Pacific Grove's Lover's Point until it was disbanded in 1971. While the train...
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Harbor Seals "Haul Out" at Hopkins Marine Station

Hopkins Marine Station is a Stanford University research area in Pacific Grove. Their facilities sit on Cabrillo Point (also called Mussel Point), and are surrounded by an area known as Hopkins State...
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Candy Cane Lane

Every year this small area of PG sets up an elaborate, neighborhood-wide Christmas display featuring Disney characters, nutcrackers, lots of Santas, and miles of lights. Platt Park is the focus of the...
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John Denver in Pacific Grove

Each time I visited the Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary, I have noticed the strange park bench with the engraving "John Denver: The Legacy Continues." Thinking it was just some fanatic's last tribute...
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PG's History Mural on the recreation trail

Along the Recreation Trail in Pacific Grove, you will find a huge mural that depicts the history of the village. From the left the mural starts with the local native people including the local...
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Wildlife at Asilomar State Beach

Like other areas of the Monterey Peninsula, Asilomar State Beach is full of a variety of wildlife. Though you'll rarely spot otters, sea lions or seals on this unprotected ocean coast, land-based...
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Harbor Seal "Pupping" Area

The harbor seals raise their young in a "pupping area" with small beaches and shallow water. One of these areas exists in Pacific Grove for the local harbor seals. Along Ocean View Blvd, there is a...
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Walk from Asilomar into Pebble Beach

I finally got around to jogging in Pebble Beach. I parked at Asilomar Beach along Sunset Drive between the surfer beach and Fishwife restaurant. The trail cuts though some evergreen trees, then...
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Sea Otters in PG

Pacific Grove has a few little areas where you can catch a glimpse of the elusive sea otter (How elusive? In my first five months here, I only saw one up close with distant sightings of a few others)....
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California ground squirrel

The California ground squirrels hang around some of the rocky coastal areas along Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, and Point Lobos. They tend to stick close by some of the picnic areas looking for scraps...
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Jelly Fish Ballet

Although the famous aquarium in Monterey California (virtually adjourninig Pacific Grove) is hardly unknown -- it has some really special features worth the trip!There are several tanks of jelly fish...
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Pt. Pinos Light

This historic lighthouse was established in1855 and automated in 1975. Other structures on the site are the oil house, cistern and radiobeacon. It is open to the public under a lease to the CITY OF...
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133 Asilomar Blvd., Pacific Grove, California, 93950, United States
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Top Things to Do in Pacific Grove

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Lovers Point

Pacific Grove stretches 4.4 miles along the shore from Monterey. There are some amazing walking trails with benches that sit on the end of the embankment to enjoy the fantastic views. There are many...
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Pacific Grove

Known for having the most historical houses per capita than anywhere else in California, since 75% are considered historical. So take a stroll thru its lovely downtown. Explore the many wonderful...
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Monterey Bay Coastal Trail

There is a nice, wide, paved recreation trail along Monterey Bay. In Pacific Grove, the path is separated into a paved bicycle-only path and an adjacent packed-dirt trail for walking, jogging,...
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Point Pinos Lighthouse

You can walk thru practically thru the whole lighthouse. A small donation is appreciated. Docents are there to share their knowledge and stories. Plus there is a museum in the basement. Point Pinos...
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Asilomar State Beach

Asilomar Beach is a quiet stretch of beach on Sunset Drive. This is a great scenic beach. There are many cliffs jutting out as well as little coves to explore. This is not a beach for partying action,...
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Point Lobos State Reserve

The Reserve opens daily at 9 A.M. Visitors must leave the reserve by the closing time posted at the ranger station Summer closing time: Daylight Savings Time: begins Sunday, April 4, 2004. No...
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