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