To fully enjoy and appreciate your trip to this unique area, you should be sure and book accommodations in a lovely and comfy bed and breakfast. If you are looking for a bed and breakfast on the Pacific coast, retreat to Pacific Grove and experience a breath of fresh cool ocean air at the Martine Inn.
Pacific Grove is a quaint and gorgeous coastal Californian town located on Monterey Bay. With an unmatched setting along the curving and rocky shores of Monterey Bay and unique narrow streets lined with nineteenth-century cottages, Pacific Grove, CA, is an unapologetically conventional small town.
Pacific Grove is in Monterey County, CA. According to the 2010 US Census, the town’s population is about 15,041. Pacific Grove is located between Monterey and Point Pinos. The small town has a quaint downtown, a spectacular setting along the gorgeous Pacific Ocean, and many fun things to do.
Sharing borders with the town of Monterey, Monterey Bay, the Pacific Ocean, and the lush Del Monte Forest, the town offers stunning views and many recreational activities, making it ideal for a romantic getaway.
The town is known for its monarch butterflies, charming beaches, diverse marine life, and purple ice plants. The small town provides something for everyone and makes for a perfectly relaxing and fun Central Coast vacation.
Pacific Grove provides visitors with a peaceful and fun weekend retreat. This quaint and small town is well known in California for its long stretch of undeveloped coastline that offers lovely views of the Pacific Ocean. There’s plenty to keep you happy and engaged for a fun weekend away.
Explore the Martine Inn
The historic and stylish hotel seems as though it was taken straight out of a picturesque storybook. The inn is located within steps of the dazzling California coastline.
Nestled in the center of downtown Pacific Grove and only a short walk from the beach, the Martine Inn provides the perfect setting for elopements and weddings.
Offering amenities like private hot tubs and spacious guest rooms, you will appreciate the inn’s unique architecture and its unmatched location close to the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail, which is just one of the many reasons why you should consider staying here.
Pacific Grove, CA, was founded in early 1875 when David Jacks officially sold the land to the Pacific Improvement Company. The company donated acreage toward the maiden West Coast Chautauqua retreat that was formed by Methodists who modeled this town after Ocean Grove, NJ.
Used by Methodists as a religious retreat, Pacific Grove remains a center for conferences of various religious groups. Keep in mind that alcohol was banned in the town until 1969. On Jun 1, 1875, the famous Pacific Grove Retreat Association was created in San Francisco, CA, for administering the Christian Seaside Resort in the town.
Over the years, fragrant pines, butterflies, and fresh sea air brought many others to the Pacific Grove Retreat to meditate and rest. Also, the first camp meeting of the Pacific Coast branch of the popular Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle was held in June 1879 at the Chautauqua Hall. Like Carmel-by-the-Sea, Pacific Grove became an artists’ haven, especially in the 1890s.
While plenty of tourists and locals explore the oceanfront trails and enjoy dining excursions, the town remains peaceful and quaint. This quiet California town is filled with many excellent activities for a fun and memorable weekend getaway.
Pacific Grove is home to the oldest continuously operated lighthouse on the US West Coast. You can head to the Point Pinos Lighthouse, which has been in operation since 1885. It stands on the northern edge of the Monterey Peninsula and overlooks the coast.
Today, visitors can go inside and learn about the operation and history of this historic site with volunteer docents. And the furnishings and fittings reflect life during the time of Emily Fish, a noble keeper of this lighthouse from 1893 to 1914.
You can also enjoy fireworks and have fun at the Feast of Lanterns. This vibrant summer festival has been a unique tradition of Pacific Grove for more than a century. The feast is held in July and attracts tourists from all over. During this time, the whole town is beautifully decorated with many kaleidoscopic Kongming lanterns.
If you are a golfer, it’ll be hard to leave the beautiful Monterey Peninsula without playing a round of golf. Nearby Pebble Beach boasts some of the world’s best courses, so if this sounds like your perfect idea of a getaway, be sure and bring along your clubs.
The Pacific Grove Museum is another great attraction and is your personal field guide to the gorgeous California Central Coast. You can explore the wildlife and birds, plants, cultural richness, and geology that make this region unique. You can even take a stroll through Pacific Grove to admire the charming and distinct Victorian-style homes.
If you’re a nature lover, you can head to Asilomar State Beach and its stunning mile-long Coastal Trail for a relaxing and leisurely walk with your significant other. The path winds its way through shrubs, grasses, and wildflowers. Keep your eyes peeled for the plentiful deer that usually feed on the plant life as well as the sea lions and seals that rest on the rocks in the water.
You will be pleased to know that California’s Central Coast has no shortage of lovely beaches, and Pacific Grove certainly has some of the very best. Apart from the Asilomar State Beach, you will find several other beaches ranging in various sizes, such as Lovers Point State Park beach.
You might start your day at the popular Lover’s Point Park and Beach. Lover’s Point is an exquisitely landscaped community park ideal for swimming, picnicking, fishing, water sports, and surfing. Here you will find many picturesque rocky outcrops, a beautiful sandy beach, and of course, the magnificent Pacific Ocean.
Another scenic and relaxing walk to consider is the famous Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail. This trail is about 18 miles long and follows the Southern Pacific Railway. One of the nice features of this park is that separate paths are provided for cyclists and walkers allowing everyone to travel at their own pace. On the other hand, if you are looking for something scenic and short, start at the aquarium.
After a morning at the beach, you can head to the Monarch Grove Sanctuary. Thousands of migrating monarchs come here from October to mid-February.
Whatever the occasion may be, The Martine Inn in Pacific Grove, CA is sure to bring out the relaxation in you and help you unwind from what might be the hustle and bustle of your everyday life.
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