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#39. Pacific Grove

Known simply as “PG” to locals, Pacific Grove, Calif., is a coastal city nicknamed “Butterfly Town USA” because of an annual migration of Monarch butterflies that color the city from November to February. Beaches, Victorian homes and a nationally recognized 18-hole Pacific Grove Golf Links make the community a favorite vacation getaway. Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula provides health care to residents, while local students attend a top-notch Pacific Grove Unified School District.

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