Pacific Grove has one of the largest monarch overwintering sites in America and the largest population of overwintering monarchs in Monterey County for public viewing. Pacific Grove is a minute drive from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and minutes from Carmel-by-the-Sea.
The Monarch Sanctuary is located at 250 Ridge Road off of Lighthouse Avenue in beautiful downtown historic Pacific Grove and just 10 blocks from the Museum. Parking on Ridge Road is free. The sanctuary is maybe one block from the parking and it is ADA accessible.
There are many trees in overwintering sites and when clustered high in the trees, monarchs can look like dead leaves and most untrained eyes will be unable to find them.