Admired by many for its rustic heritage and deep, hidden beauty, Pacific Grove is a coastal retreat located in Monterey County. It has been known for decades as an artist's haven because of its awe-inspiring landscape, and has influenced the works of such famous residents as poet Robert Louis Stevenson, writer John Steinbeck, and artist Charles B. Judson. It is also known for it regal Victorian homes, having more per capita than anywhere else in America. Once named the "Most Romantic City in the United States" by Life Magazine, Pacific Grove's boundaries begin at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and end at the entrance to the stunning 17-mile drive in Pebble Beach. One of its oldest landmarks, The Point Pinos Lighthouse is the longest continually running lighthouse on the West Coast, and is the backdrop for the epic beauty etched along Pacific Grove's shoreline. The town is also home to the Asilomar State Beach, where the surfing, kayaking, scuba diving, tide pools and shoreline recreational trail are a delight to all who take pleasure in outdoor activities. With the yearly five-month migration of the colorful Monarch Butterflies, even nature knows that Pacific Grove is an outstanding place to call home.