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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.

Aquarium
“The Monterey Bay Aquarium has a diverse, high-quality jellyfish exhibit along with many other sea creatures. Definitely worth checking out.”
281 locals recommend
Park
“Explore the Tide Pools and beautiful local beaches of Historic Pacific Grove”
47 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Probably the best restaurant in P.G. Specializes in great sustainable seafood. Best wine list on the Peninsula with extremely reasonable prices. Right around the corner at 701 Lighthouse. Occasional celebrity sightings, particularly during car week or Pebble Beach Pro Am. Reservations recommended.”
38 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Aside from the history behind the asilomar in general ;) Tidepools. Shells. Crabs. Birds. Sea glass. Waves. Selfies. :)”
28 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Some of the peninsula's *best* baked goods. Go early - the line builds up and they close once they're sold out! **Cash Only**”
37 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Located inside a Victorian home, the food is delicious! Great for brunch or lunch. ”
41 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Tiki Tuesday happy hour calamari appetizer & sweet potato fries. Spicy Thai chicken bowl or burger & finish with hula ice cream pie. ”
26 locals recommend
Route
“Beautiful scenic drive. Enjoy ocean views, beautiful estates and golf courses.”
31 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“The Bacado Omelette and all of the pancakes are delicious. And you can walk off all those calories along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail (also known by the locals as the bike path) while you take in the ocean views.”
27 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Excellent Italian Cuisine - wonderful place for early or late night dinner.”
17 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Although very small there is a good variety of fresh produce, meats and fish. The staff is very friendly and helpful.”
28 locals recommend
Resort
“In Pebble Beach along 17 mile drive. Great fire pits for cocktails, appetizers and beautiful views of the ocean. Go watch the bagpiper play 5:45-6:30 p.m. during daylight savings time. 30 mins before sunset during standard time.”
21 locals recommend
Food
“Lone Cypress. Get your cameras ready. Beautiful blue ocean which you won't see again north from here. Driving there is nice, too. Drive carefully on hwy 17.”
12 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The museum feels like a "step-back" in time. Be sure to take your children to see what museums were like in the last century. They will discover all about the local bird and fish population. Very friendly curators are very helpful. ”
18 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a local's favorite. They are popular for their early bird specials (9.99 - 12.99), fantastic view and fantastic food! Early bird requirements are to be seating and order by 5:30 - highly recommend!”
20 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Great Mexican food in Pacific Grove! Locals favorite. If you love a great Margarita go here. ”
17 locals recommend