Pacific Grove was founded in 1875 as a Methodist retreat modeled after Ocean Grove, New Jersey. It wasn't long before the butterflies, fragrant pines, and fresh sea air brought others to the Pacific Grove Retreat to rest and to meditate, and in 1889, Pacific Grove was incorporated. In the 1890s, it became an artist's retreat, and Nobel Laureate author John Steinbeck resided there for a number of years. More recently, the movies "A Summer Place" starring Sandra Dee and 1989's "Turner & Hooch" were filmed there. It was also the location for the HBO series "Big Little Lies." Today, there are a number of Victorian-era houses still standing, many of which have been turned into charming bed and breakfast spots. Located adjacent to Monterey, there is plenty to do and to see in Pacific Grove and the surrounding area.
Monterey International Pop Festival: In 2017, the festival celebrated its 50th anniversary and it is still going strong. Held every summer in June, as the name implies, this festival is internationally famous.
Gilroy Garlic Festival: Held in the garlic capital of the world, the Gilroy Garlic Festival includes a drive-thru gourmet alley, a farm-to-table dinner, and a golf tournament, not to mention a host of food tastings and other events. The festival takes place in late July.
California Rodeo Salinas: Home to one of the largest rodeos in California, Salinas hosts the California Rodeo Salinas every July. The rodeo also includes a number of events in town, including two parades, cowboy poetry readings, and themed days and nights.
Located in central California, Pinnacles National Park was formed through volcanic eruptions millions of years ago, which created the towering pinnacles the park is named after. The park offers a wide variety of climates, terrains, and ecosystems, which creates opportunities for a variety of activities.
Covering almost 1,200 square miles, Yosemite National Park offers a number of high-profile tourist attractions such as Half Dome and Yosemite Falls as well as an abundance of wild, untamed wilderness to explore. Whether you like to stay on the safety of the beaten path or forge your own trail, there is something for everyone at Yosemite National Park.
Home to the world’s largest trees by volume, Sequoia National Park sits near the chilly top of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains. Thanks to its mountainous terrain, Sequoia is full of breathtaking views, gorgeous green valleys, and lovely, snowy white peaks.
Located just up the coast in the town of Watsonville, Sunset State Beach offers multiple harbors, natural preserves, museums, and more to visit while you are in the area. The seasons are mild with temperatures rarely dipping below 40 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter or rising above 80 degrees in the summer.
Located on the northern end of Monterey Bay and just four miles from Santa Cruz, New Brighton State Beach is situated on 93 acres of wood bluffs that lead down to beaches, and it features plenty of activities like hiking, fishing, and swimming. While at the park, you'll have many opportunities to see marine mammals, birds, and crustaceans. Depending on the time of year, you may spot dolphins, grey whales, and sea otters.
Asilomar State Beach is located off Sunset Drive in Pacific Grove. It features a one-mile-long stretch of beach, a combination of sandy and rocky coves, and a walking trail.
Located off the Seacliff State Beach Pier in Aptos, the SS Palo Alto has a long and storied history that you will learn all about when you visit.
Thanks to its role as a U.S. Army facility from 1917-1994, the Fort Ord National Monument area remains undeveloped and is now open to the public for hiking, biking, or horseback riding through rolling hills, pockets of chaparral, and oak woodlands.
Salinas/Monterey KOA: At the Salinas/Monterey KOA Campground, you’ll enjoy your time at the facility almost as much as your trek to the beaches. You can swim in the heated pool or get in on a game of ping-pong or billiards. The on-site playground keeps the kids busy while you read or chat with your neighboring campers.
Mari Dunes RV Park: Located slightly north of the town of Mari, CA, this RV park features beach access and a Walmart within walking distance. It's one of the smallest RV parks in the area so you won’t have to deal with a crowd when you stay here and it is a great place to observe marine wildlife.
Santa Cruz Harbor RV Park: Located in downtown Santa Cruz, this park is within walking distance of both Seabright State Beach and Twin Lakes State Beach and is only about two miles away from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Pacific Grove, CA, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Pacific Grove?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Pacific Grove from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Pacific Grove?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.