Beyond Pacific Grove’s unique and storied past, some of which Don shared in “Did you know that Pacific Grove …”, Pacific Grove has many precious local attractions—all walking distance from our front door—providing our guests a pleasurable visit to The Martine Inn and our local community.
Did you know that Pacific Grove:
- Boasts one of the rare resting stops for monarch butterflies during their annual migration from Canada to Mexico hence Pacific Grove’s nickname, “Butterfly Town U.S.A.”
- Shares the Monterey Bay Aquarium with Monterey along at David Avenue, our eastern town border.
- Includes some of the finest tide pools on the west coast including The Great Tide Pool, located on the tip of the Peninsula.
- Offers more open park space per capita than any city in California including several miles of unobstructed oceanfront land available for public use and the final mile of the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail which stretches for 18 miles, beginning in Castroville and ending in Pacific Grove.
- Hosts the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, the Pacific Grove Public Library (a Carnegie Library), and the Jameson’s Classic Motorcycle Museum; a gorgeous 18-hole seaside golf course, Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Links, the back nine of which was designed by Jack Neville, the original designer of the world famous Pebble Beach Golf Links, and that costs 10% of a round at Pebble Beach; and the Asilomar Conference Grounds that include 13 Arts & Crafts-style buildings designed by architect Julia Morgan, best known for her work on Hearst Castle.
Whether you are a first-time visitor, a return guest, or a local who wants to enjoy the richness of Pacific Grove, our staff are here to welcome you and ensure your visit is joyful and memorable.