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Best things to do in Pacific Grove

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bar
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“Excellent food with great wine selection, good location off of Lighthouse Ave. and friendly service. One of our regular go-to spots.”
11 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Just Beautiful ! Drive from Monterey to Carmel Breathtaking views. You will always remember the views.”
9 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Some of the BIGGEST most delicious sandwiches I've ever had. Bring your appetite. Italian style deli, this is a local secret spot frequented by the service men and women stationed at the Presidio and at the Naval Postgraduate School.”
7 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Thamine has done a fantastic job of delivering tapas bar style food! Authentic, innovative, and great wines available!”
9 locals recommend
Café
“Holly's is has been a staple in Pacific Grove and one of my favorites for 20+ years. If you want a good old fashion home cooked breakfast or the best burger in town for lunch this is the place for you. Serving breakfast all day, home made deserts, and a menu so good you will want to order everything there is a reason I go here at least once a week.”
10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A real local's spot for great Mexican food. Very informal. Dine in or take out.”
7 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The best classic Italian style pizza in Monterey brought to you since 1974 from this Sicilian family. ”
7 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Close, American café with large breakfast and lunch menus. A popular place for families with smaller children. At 702 Lighthouse.”
6 locals recommend
Route
“A more remote and wild feeling beach, Asilomar Beach is next to a beautiful state reserve and conference grounds. ”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“We always feel comfortable at Fifi's. It's one of our Sunday lunch favorites. A nice little French Bistro.”
5 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Your reservation gets you access to this iconic drive. I recommend starting the drive from Pacific Grove!”
7 locals recommend
Lodging
“Asilomar Lodge is great family fun play pool, sit by the fire, walk the amazing grounds and admire Julia Morgan's masterpieces in Arts and Crafts Architecture. ”
6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“ This is a charming and beautiful old-fashioned theater that features many first-run movies. it has a large movie screen and comfortable seating. ”
5 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“At Lover's Point Beach and along the coastal bike bath. You can rent everything here: bikes, surreys, and kayaks, SUP's, and wet-suits.”
7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great playground nearby. Big kid swings plus bucket swings, a little baseball diamond and basketball courts, plus several slides and structures. We come here nearly every day with our three year old!”
2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“If you want a walking distance grocery store, Nob Hill works. They also have terrific cakes and baked goods. It's a bit pricey so I usually go to Trader Joe's (and I love Trader Joe's), but this one is easy to access. ”
3 locals recommend