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Pacific Grove town

Monterey, CA
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Pacific Grove town, Monterey California

Description

Pacific Grove lies right beside Monterey, and just steps from Monterey Bay Aquarium. It is abundantly full of Victorian homes and storefronts, making it a picturesque place to walk around. There is a bike path that runs along the oceanfront leading from the aquarium to idyllic Lovers Point Park, which has a tranquil beach that is sheltered from the wind. Back from the beach are streets full of adorable homes from the late 19th century. The date they were built and their original owner's names are above the doorposts.
The main street is Lighthouse Ave, where you will be attracted to the sweet Victorian storefronts. Check out Pavel's Backerei, a delicious and popular bakery on Forest Ave.
On the far western edge of Pacific Grove is the stormy, rugged beach of fine white sand Asilomar Beach, also a retreat center.
Pacific Grove was settled in the late 1870s by Methodists who set up a retreat camp and modeled the town after Ocean Grove, New Jersey. In the 1890s and on, it became an artists' haven, attracting top artists seeking a plein air venue of natural beauty.

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The Quill gifts and stationary.
The Quill gifts and stationary.
Marita's Shoes.
Marita's Shoes.
Victorian Corner Restaurant.
Victorian Corner Restaurant.
Pink house on Forest Ave.
Pink house on Forest Ave.
Dr Roe's house, builtin 1886, on Forest Ave.
Dr Roe's house, builtin 1886, on Forest Ave.
Pretty house on Forest Ave.
Pretty house on Forest Ave.
Pavel's Backerei- yum!
Pavel's Backerei- yum!
Antique clocks in a cute, cute house.
Antique clocks in a cute, cute house.
Crema espresso bar, a nice place to sit on their patio.
Crema espresso bar, a nice place to sit on their patio.

Directions

The main street of Pacific Grove is Lighthouse Ave. Use the address 553 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove CA 93950 to find the main area.
Crema Espresso, 481 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove CA 93950.
Pavel's Backerei, 219 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove CA 93950.

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Last Updated Sat, 20 May 2017 03:41:44 GMT