Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
With a gray-whale sculpture out front, this small kid-oriented museum has old-fashioned exhibits about sea otters, coastal bird life,...
Monarch Grove Sanctuary
Between November and February, over 25,000 migratory monarch butterflies cluster in this thicket of tall eucalyptus trees, secreted...
17-Mile Drive: Pacific Grove Gate
Red House Cafe
Crowded with locals, this shingled late-19th-century house dishes up comfort food with haute touches, like cinnamon-brioche French...
701 Lighthouse Ave · interesting places nearby
Fresh, sustainable seafood is artfully presented in any number of inventive ways, and a seasonally inspired menu also carries slow-cooked meats and vegetarian dishes spotlighting local farms. The earth-tone decor is spare, with tables squeezed conversationally close together. An ambitious world-ranging wine list is priced near retail, and there are as many Chinese teas as wines by the glass.
Reservations strongly recommended.