The Lovers Point Inn is just steps from Lovers Point Park and within walking distance to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, historic Cannery Row, restaurants, shopping, and Downtown Pacific Grove.
The world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium is only a few minutes from our hotel by foot or bike. The Monterey Bay Recreation Trail will take you to the front door of this oceanic marvel. With a variety of exhibits, shows, and an entire zone for the kids the Aquarium is an adventure just around the corner.
We are proud to offer a special two day pass for the price of one. Please inquire at our front desk.
Historic Cannery Row, the subject of author John Steinbeck’s book of the same name, started as the rollicking waterfront home of the area’s sardine fishing and canning industry. Although the canneries have long since closed, the “Row” still retains its charm. With excellent restaurants, shopping and historic items of interest, Cannery Row is not to be missed.
The smell of the salty air, the call of the chowder barkers and some of the freshest seafood on the Monterey Bay, Fisherman’s Wharf has it all. From salt water taffy at Carousel Candies and restaurants galore to whale watching and fishing charters you are sure to find fun and adventure at Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf.
For a discount at Carousel Candies, please see our front desk staff.
California’s Central Coast is a world famous meeting of land, sea and the living environment. The Pacific Grove Museum provides a portal into this intriguing world. With its thought provoking, inspiring and ever changing exhibits on the wildlife, plants, geology and cultural richness of the Central Coast, the Museum is a living field guide to this area. Museum visitors enrich their experience of the natural world and bring new meaning to their place in it. Admission is free.
Renowned the world over, 17-Mile Drive is widely recognized as one of the most scenic drives in the world. The road, which is exactly 17-miles long, starts in Pacific Grove and finishes in Pebble Beach, showcasing the beautiful Pacific coastline to the majestic Del Monte Forest. The awe-inspiring vistas and legendary sites can easily fill an entire day with exploration and discovery, although visitors with less time should not miss the opportunity to experience this wondrous journey as well.
Wonder at some of nature’s treasures found along 17-Mile Drive including one of California’s best-known landmarks, The Lone Cypress Tree – Spanish Bay, Cypress Point Lookout and Carmel Bay. You can also see the emerald fairways of The Links at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill, exclusive Cypress Point Golf Course and the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Links. Please note: Motorcycles are prohibited entry onto 17-Mile Drive. Entrance Fee required.
Treat yourself to a gentle walking tour of the Point Pinos Lighthouse and the surrounding grounds, on the edge of the spectacular Pacific Ocean. Tour the keeper’s living quarters, admire the well-appointed Victorian parlor, see the original Fresnel lens from the grounds, and (if you wish) climb the narrow spiral staircase to the upstairs rooms. Be transported back in time and experience Pacific Grove’s maritime history. Volunteer docents are available to answer questions. The lighthouse is open five days a week from 1-4pm. (closed Tue/Wed). No reservations are required. Outside of visiting hours the lighthouse grounds are closed and inaccessible. Donations are suggested.
Northern California, and the Monterey Peninsula in particular is a golf mecca, and Pacific Grove Golf Links offers the most affordable golf experience on or near the Pacific Ocean. The entire back nine offers breathtaking views, and is adjacent to the famous 17 Mile Drive. With a full-service golf shop, driving range and clubhouse, the Pacific Grove Golf Links offers much more, than just a round of golf!