Archive for November, 2015

5 Reasons to Travel Alone

Posted on: November 10th, 2015 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments
While traveling alone can be lonely sometimes, the simplicity of a solo trip can offer many benefits that traveling with a group cannot. It may seem hard to leave your friends and family behind, but here are five reasons everyone should try to get away by themselves at least once.
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1. Planning the trip is easier— Finding time to get away can be difficult with a busy schedule. It is even harder when you have multiple busy schedules to deal with. On top of that you also have to take into consideration different budgets, interests and preferences. When you travel alone, all you need to think about is me, myself and I.
2. Everyone needs some alone time— In today’s fast-paced world, it may seem virtually impossible to get some “me time.” Luckily, solo traveling ensures you the time and space to help you feel rejuvenated and recharged.
3. It is a confidence booster— There is a major feeling of accomplishment after actually planning, taking and completing a trip by yourself. You feel that you can conquer the world. While it’s always nice to have someone to rely on, it is even nicer to know that someone was you.
4. You can stay within your budget— Everyone has a different financial situation. When you are alone, you know what you can afford. It can be uncomfortable or awkward when someone wants to do something that you know is beyond your means.
5Meet new people— When you travel alone, you are much more approachable. Before you know it, you could be bonding with a group of strangers. That group of strangers could possibly be some of your future best friends. You never know!

Taking a solo trip to Pacific Grove, California? Make the Butterfly Grove Inn your home away from home! Whether you’re taking a stroll through the Butterfly Sanctuary or relaxing by the pool, the tranquility is more pervasive than most hotels you’ve experienced.



Took book your stay, call us at 831-250-8191. Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter!



Upcoming Events in Pacific Grove, California

Posted on: November 6th, 2015 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments


Visiting Pacific Grove, California in November? There are lots of fun local events for you to participate in! Here’s a look at just a few:


Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay—
Date: Nov. 8, 2015
Time: All Day
Location: Pacific Grove
Phone: 831-625-6226


Come join thousands of other runners at the Big Sur Half Marathon on Sunday, November 8. Stretching 13.1 miles, this challenging race starts and ends in historic Monterey.




AIM for Awareness Walk & Rally—
Date: Nov. 15, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Location: Lovers Point Park


Help raise money for mental health research for children, teens and young adults on Sunday, November 15. Walk 2 miles from Lovers Point Park to the Aquarium and back or simply stay and enjoy the festivities. For more info please visit their website!


Thanksgiving Dinner at Asilomar—
Date: Nov. 26, 2015
Time: 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Location: 800 Asilomar Blvd. Pacific Grove, CA
Phone: 831-372-8016


If you’ll be in the area for Thanksgiving, make Asilomar Conference Grounds your home away from home! Enjoy a special Thanksgiving meal at the venue’s historic Crocker Dining Hall.


No matter what you’re interested in, there are countless things to do in Pacific Grove.  To learn about even more local attractions, head to our website. Plus, give us a call at 831-250-8191 to book your stay at the Butterfly Grove Inn!


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Monarch Viewing Etiquette

Posted on: November 5th, 2015 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments


Traveling to Pacific Grove, California to view the monarchs? You’re not alone. Each autumn, crowds flock to our area, aptly nicknamed “Butterfly Town, USA,” to see tens of thousands of monarch butterflies as the migrate for the winter.


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Refer to these etiquette tips to help keep the monarchs safe and ensure a positive viewing experience for all:


-Stick to the paths. Straying from designated viewing areas puts monarch butterflies in danger. That’s because they tend to drink water from dew that collects on the ground. Don’t step on one of these beautiful bugs!


-Leave your dog at home. According to city ordinance 14.8.030, dogs are not permitted in the Monarch Grove Sanctuary.


-Stay quiet. Be respectful to nearby homes, hotels and other people enjoying the monarchs. You don’t want to ruin their experiences!


-See with your eyes, not your hands. The Pacific Grove Police Department prohibits the touching or picking up of butterflies. Doing so could cost you up to $1,000.


Follow these guidelines for a fun and risk-free monarch viewing adventure! Need a place to stay? Book a room at the Butterfly Grove Inn. Situated on two acres of Pacific Grove’s largest and most accessible monarch butterfly habitat, our beautiful cottage style inn makes for the perfect escape. Call us at 831-250-8191 for rates and availability.


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