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 October and February, over 25,000 migratory monarch butterflies cluster in this thicket of tall eucalyptus trees, secreted...
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Can’t afford to play at famous Pebble Beach? This historic 18-hole municipal course, where deer freely range, has impressive sea views,...
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, Pacific Grove · 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 twice as many Chinese teas as wines by the glass.
Reservations strongly recommended.