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San Luis Obispo to Pacific Grove via San Simeon (California)

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

San Luis Obispo to Pacific Grove road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Luis Obispo to Pacific Grove. If you're planning a road trip to Pacific Grove, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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11:00 am  start in San Luis Obispo
drive for about 49 minutes

11:49 am  San Simeon (California)
eat at Lombardi's Pasta Familia
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:49 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:05 pm  arrive in Pacific Grove
stay at Mission Ranch Hotel

driving ≈ 3 hours


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Where should I stop along the way?

San Simeon (California)  (39 answers)
    Hearst Castle  (86 mentions)
    Piedras Blancas Elephant Seals  (4 mentions)
    Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery  (4 mentions)
    Moonstone Beach Dr  (3 mentions)
    Burton Inn  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around San Simeon (California):
        Lombardi's Pasta Familia
        Sebastian's General Store
        Wild Ginger Cafe


Where's the best place to stay in Pacific Grove?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Pacific Grove.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Mission Ranch Hotel, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Lodge at Pebble Beach  (2 mentions)
Seven Gables Inn  (2 mentions)

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Where's the best place to eat in Pacific Grove?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Passionfish, which was mentioned 7 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Katy's Place  (7 mentions)
Sunset Lounge  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Pacific Grove? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Pacific Grove?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Monterey Bay Aquarium  (41 mentions)
Pebble Beach  (21 mentions)
Point Lobos  (9 mentions)
17-Mile Drive  (6 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Pacific Grove to San Luis Obispo drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from San Luis Obispo to Pacific Grove. Or get a full San Luis Obispo to Pacific Grove flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know San Luis Obispo well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about San Luis Obispo!




At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 137 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 5 minutes
125 San Luis Obispo travel answers
39 San Simeon (California) travel answers
18 Pacific Grove travel answers





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