Destination guide

The oceanfront setting of Pacific Grove is ready to explore

The ocean views and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Pacific Grove. Well known for its aquarium, seafood restaurants and biking, this walkable city won't disappoint. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Pacific Grove

Do you want to discover attractions to see during your stay? Travelers enjoy fun activities like biking and golfing. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Pacific Grove a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Dennis the Menace Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Oceanview Boulevard (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Steinbeck's Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Pacific Grove Golf Links (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Pacific Grove

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, September, October, August and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 69°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Pacific Grove

Travelers appreciate the beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets, which is just a taste of what Pacific Grove has to offer. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Pacific Grove is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lone Cypress Pine (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Carmel Beach (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Point Lobos State Reserve (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Lovers Point (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Oceanview Boulevard (1 mi / 1.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Pacific Grove

Fly into Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), the closest airport, located 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 17 mi (27.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Pacific Grove?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 766 vacation rentals near Pacific Grove. From 520 Houses to 73 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Pacific Grove for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Pacific Grove?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Pacific Grove:

  • Southeast Carmel: 213 vacation rentals
  • Carmel Point: 106 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Monterey: 26 vacation rentals
  • Cannery Row: 47 vacation rentals
  • Golden Rectangle: 190 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Pacific Grove?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Pacific Grove. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lovers Point: 1,010 vacation rentals
  • Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary: 1,008 vacation rentals
  • St Mary's by the Sea: 1,009 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Grove Golf Links: 1,007 vacation rentals
  • Point Pinos Lighthouse: 1,007 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pacific Grove listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Pacific Grove?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 520 Houses in Pacific Grove. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Pacific Grove include:

  • Cottages: 73 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 73 rentals available
  • Cabins: 73 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Pacific Grove?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 60 vacation rentals with pool available in Pacific Grove. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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