Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California, USA. This small town is a favorite vacation getaway for San Francisco Bay Area residents as it is located approximately two hours (120 mi/195 km) south of San Francisco.
Pacific Grove seats at the Monterey Bay, a rich natural sanctuary for marine, littoral, pine forest, and mixed oak woodland environment. It is also the famed breeding habitat for monarch butterflies, which migrate more than three thousand kilometers to rest in fall and winter.
The nearest airport to Pacific Grove is Monterey Regional Airport (MRY), which is 4.3 mi/6.92 km away. Even though it is connected to larger cities such as San Diego, Seattle, Phoenix, Dallas, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, flight options may be limited.
The largest international airports (and hence with more options) close to Pacific Grove are San Francisco International Airport (SFO), 112 mi/180.24 km, and San Jose International Airport (SJC), 76.1 mi/122.47 km. Monterey Airbus offers online bookable shuttle services from/to these two airports. The conference hotel (see the Conference Venue) is a pickup and dropoff location for the shuttle service, so you can book it from the airport to the hotel and vice-versa here.
Pacific Grove can be reached from San Francisco by taking US Highway 101 South. The trip is 120 mi/193.12 km long and takes a little over two hours depending on travel conditions, weather and stops.