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Pacific Grove – or "Butterfly Town USA," as it likes to call itself – began as a nineteenth-century campground and Methodist retreat, and still holds ornate wooden cottages from those long-forgotten days, along 16th and 17th streets. One other reminder of that pious period is the deep-red wooden Gothic church St Mary's by the Sea, Central Avenue at 12th St (Mon– Fri 8.30am-4.30pm; Web: www.stmarysbythesea.org ), with a simple interior of polished redwood beams and an authentic signed Tiffany stained-glass window. Ocean View Boulevard circles the coast around the …
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Andril Cottages

This quiet, woodsy facility contains a five-bedroom ranch house, a four-bedroom cottage with two bathrooms and a full kitchen, and a smaller cottage. Throw in barbecues, ping-pong ...

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Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

This museum displays and documents the natural history of beautiful Monterey County. The bulk of its exhibits showcase the native geology, aboriginal populations, plants, and ...

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Passionfish

Passionfish offers a unique California dining experience with serious food and wine in a fun and casual atmosphere. The ever-changing menu features the freshest, sustainable seafood, slow-cooked meats, organic greens and delectable desserts, all complemented by an award winning wine list priced nearly retail and well below what you've come to expect. Passionfish is owned and operated by Chef Ted Walter and his wife Cindy Walter. They are vocal advocates for sustainable seafood education and were the first officially certified 'Green' restaurant in Monterey County.