Monterey Peninsula Adventures
Pacific Grove and the surrounding Central Coast, has an extensive list of wondrous activities for visitors of all ages to partake in. Below is a list of some of the more popular activities in the area and our front desk staff will be happy to assist with more information and recommendations.
Must see attractions while in the Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay’s biggest attraction is open 7 days a week and is an exemplary location to take your entire family. Exhibits are always being updated with the most recent information and wildlife. Special priced tickets may be purchased at our Front Desk.
Princess Monterey Whale Watching
Whale watching trip run year-round and are fully narrated by marine biologists/naturalists. Cruise last 2 ½ to 3 hours.
Monarch Butterfly Santuary
October through mid-February, thousands of brightly colored monarchs arrive to pass the winter, clustering on the pines and eucalyptus trees that cover this woodland located just a block from the Lighthouse Lodge & Cottages.
“Hands- on” Activities
Adventures by the Sea
Adventures by the Sea is fun for individuals and families alike. From renting bikes and 4- passenger surreys, to scuba diving and kayaking, Adventures by the Sea has something for you.
Earthbound Farm Stand Market
Cut-your-own herb garden, Alphabet Kids Garden, Organic Produce & Flower Market
Monterey Bay Dive Center
This exceptional diving company provides dive boat excursions and underwater tours. This is must for the scuba enthusiast.
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Opened in 1932 and recognized by Golf Digest as one of the “Best Deals in Golf.” A number of holes have spectacular ocean views.
Pebble Beach Equestrian Center
Forest and beach trail rides for individuals or groups and even pony rides for the kids!!
Great for Kids
A great place for children to let their imagination run wild. Best for ages 11 and under and serves as a wonderful world of dress up, fun and games at an affordable price.
Dennis the Menace Park
(This park does not have a direct web site link. However, this link to the tripadvisor site has many information).
Only 15 minutes from our location and is a great place to take your kids. There is an out of service steam train for the kids to look at among swings, slides, bouncing bridges, maze, climbing wall and Skate Park. It is also located next to a small local lake that you can enjoy a walk around or go paddle boating.
Trotter Galleries – Pacific Grove, CA
Monterey Area Museums
Colton Hall Museum
See where the state of California was born!!
Museum of Monterey (MOM) – Maritime Museum
Monterey Museum of Art
National Steinbeck Center
Just 35 minutes from Pacific Grove, is the National Steinbeck Center, which contains the historical time-line if this classic local authors life. There are videos continually playing as well as exhibits of both his life and his books. Just down the street is also the home that John Steinbeck grew up in!
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Wine Tasting Rooms and Tours
Bargetto Winery Tasting Room
Oldest Winery in Monterey is located on Cannery Row; it is the best way to end your day after visiting the aquarium, shopping and dining.
A Taste of Monterey-Monterey
Visitors’ center showcases wines from over 85 Monterey County wineries, panoramic bay view from Cannery Row.
Ventana Tasting Room
Nice wines and close to Tarpy’s Roadhouse for lunch!
AG Venture Tours
Half and full day tasting tours with an educational twist
Just down the coast
This historic landmark is a must see for anyone who loves history and luxurious living. No matter how much or little you would like to see, there is a tour for you. To get to the property, you can take a drive down Highway 1 and marvel at its breathtaking views!
The drive on Highway 1 through Big Sur is recognized as one of the “Top 10 Most Scenic Drives in America.”