Archive for January, 2018

Travel Resolutions to Follow in 2018

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments

Have you already created a bucket list of your must-see destinations? Before you finish dotting your “i’s” and crossing your “t’s” we have a few more travel resolutions to add to your list this year.

Travel Resolutions for 2018

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Join TSA Prev

This program offers expedited screenings for passengers traveling on domestic flights. And the process is easy — all you need is an online application and in-person background check.

Who wouldn’t want to bypass removing your shoes, laptop, and liquids? It cuts your wait time in half. Click here to join.

Don’t Say “Staycation”

Make 2018 the year to step outside your comfort zone. While there may be fun weekend trips in your area, travel a little further from home and explore your neighboring cities and towns.

See America First

The travel experiences are endless, and you may be able to get there in only a few hours or less! If Monterey County, California is near you, come visit! This area has a great mix of fun and relaxation.

Check out Butterfly Grove Inn’s availability — we’re located right in Pacific Grove, minutes away from all of the Peninsula’s many points of interest.

Live In The Moment

It may be hard to resist a selfie among the beautiful backdrops you may come across. But we’re trying a new goal this year — to take a few less selfies and make a few more moments. Observe the landscape, explore the city, speak to the locals, and put your phone down!

Why Plan a Winter Getaway To California?

Posted on: January 24th, 2018 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments

Want to plan a getaway? Look no further than “The Golden State.” Spend time basking in the sun and discover the many great destinations and attractions that awaits you. There’s a long list of reasons that should inspire you to visit California – take into consideration our top four.

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Beautiful Weather Year-Round

The weather in California is always sunny and beautiful, even if temperatures drop below normal. Benefits? Not only will your skin love the extra Vitamin-D, you will also have an easier time packing – less fluctuating temperatures means you don’t have to worry about fitting clothes for every season in one suitcase.

Time For Adventure

A vacation is a great opportunity for new experiences. Have you been meaning to take up hiking or mountain biking? Maybe you’ve always wanted to try to golf, but didn’t have the time. California can provide you with a wide variety of activities to enjoy.

Interesting Places to Visit

Between the nature and parks, the sights and landmarks and the delicious bars and restaurants, you won’t leave disappointed. Make sure to plan out which attractions you want to visit prior to your trip, it will make your stay a lot easier.

Monarch Butterflies

Monarchs are still making their mark in Pacific Grove, CA and you don’t want to miss it. The museum’s monarch gallery is open year-round, but the next time you can see these beautiful creatures is during their mating season in February – so start planning. And in case you didn’t know, Butterfly Grove Inn is conveniently nestled adjacent to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary!

From rural, natural beauty, to a multitude of urbanized areas ready to entertain you, traveling to California should be top on your to-do list this year. Need the perfect hotel to complete your getaway? Give Butterfly Grove Inn a call at 831-250-8191 to book your stay!

Must-See Attractions in Pacific Grove

Posted on: January 18th, 2018 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments

Are you planning a trip to the Monterey area in California? Whether you’re there for business or pleasure, make sure to visit these hot spots:

Big Sur California

Drive Big Sur

Big Sur is one of the most scenic drives on California Highway 1. Slide through 85 miles of breathtaking scenery in just hours and make your way to the peaceful city of Carmel.

Explore Carmel Valley

Take an adventurous trip around Carmel Valley, a wonderful place for wining, dining, shopping, and more. View the top 10 restaurants to satisfy your taste buds by visiting TripAdvisor.

Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium

All aquatic animal enthusiasts will love the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. From flashy fishes to riveting reptiles, there’s so much to see and many attractions to check out! For a full schedule of shows, exhibit hours, and more, click here.

Enjoy the Beaches

Just 5 blocks from the Butterfly Grove Inn are the beautiful shorelines of the Monterey and Carmel area. Lovers Point, Perkins Park, and Berwick Park all offer spectacular views of the water with a relaxing atmosphere.

If you are looking for places to stay in Pacific Grove, consider booking a room at the Butterfly Grove Inn. Our beautiful cottage style inn is located just miles within all these sights and more, where you can take in the scenery, relax, and get away from the stress of daily life. To make a reservation, give us a call at 831-250-8191.

Top 5 Best Small Towns To Visit In 2018

Posted on: January 15th, 2018 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” -Saint Augustine

Your bucket list destinations don’t have to require you flying across the world. Some of the world’s most beautiful destinations are right here in our own backyard. If you’re looking to book a trip this year, consider one of the towns below — they all made Country Living’s list of Top Small Towns of 2018.

#5: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Ski-lovers, this small town is the perfect getaway for you. With 500 annual inches of snow and 2,500 acres of skiable terrain, mixed with the picturesque scenery and Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole is bound to be your next yearly vacation spot.

 

 

#4: Fredericksburg, Texas

Enjoy Texas hospitality with some German traditions at Fredericksburg, Texas. There are more than two dozen wineries, a historic main street with galleries, music, shops, and over 80 delicious restaurants.

 

 

#3: Sackets Harbor, New York

Sackets Harbor is New York’s best kept secret of Upstate. This port town is filled with history — it once served as headquarters of American naval operations in the war of 1812. Beyond the majority of water activities, there’s also a brewing company, winerys, a beach, festivals, and a cute, quaint main street to shop at.

 

#2: St. Michaels, Maryland

Located on the eastern shore, the combination of popular marinas, inns, shops, and restaurants make this town a favorite for boaters (you can also visit by car!). St. Michaels is also near other popular destinations such as Easton and Oxford.

 

 

#1: Carmel-by-The-Sea, California

For years, this beautiful village has inspired artists (any John Steinbeck fans out there?), sparked romances, and attracted world travelers. This year, it’s finally getting the recognition it deserves, featured on travel lists everywhere. You can enjoy everything within walking distance — from the white-sand beaches, local shops, and restaurants, you can stay busy by doing everything (or nothing) all day long.

 

Butterfly Grove Inn is located only 6 miles from Carmel-by-The-Sea! Experience our oasis for yourself — to make a reservation, visit our website or give us a call at 831-250-8191.

5 Best Restaurants in Monterey with Ocean Views

Posted on: January 11th, 2018 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments

Monterey County’s got the views and the food. Looking to enjoy both at the same time? We compiled a list of the areas top restaurants and bars that also just so happen to have some of the best views in town as well!

The Fish Hopper | Butterfly Grove Inn | Monterey CA

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1. The Fish Hopper

This vibrant eatery includes dishes like artichoke ravioli, wild salmon, and fish and chips, is only steps away from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and has some of the most majestic views of the sea. Also fun fact, the Fish Hopper is also a Monterey Canning Company!

Beach House at Lovers Point | Butterfly Grove Inn | Monterey County

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2. Beach House at Lovers Point

This is a beloved Pacific Grove restaurant. We suggest getting the “Sunset Special” on the menu — it allows you to enjoy the heated outside patio that overlooks the ocean.

The C Restaurant + Bar | Butterfly Grove Inn | Monterey County

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3. The C Restaurant + Bar

This restaurant is located inside the high-end Clement Monterey hotel on Cannery Row. If you want to dine here, you’ll enjoy their minimalist decor, seafood-filled menu, and live music featuring local talents.

Sierra Mar Restaurant | Butterfly Grove Inn | Monterey County

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4. Sierra Mar

The Sierra Mar is located at the Post Ranch Inn located right on a stunning cliff!

Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar | Butterfly Grove Inn | Monterey County

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5. Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

This restaurant is located at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, serving contemporary American dishes.

If you went to one of these restaurants, let us know! We would love to hear your feedback and see some of your beautiful pictures. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, or visit our website to learn more about Butterfly Grove Inn.

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