Monterey Journals

One Day Monterey Bay Getaway

A March 2007 trip to Monterey by 2go4fun

Monterey Bay Aquarium Photo, Monterey, California More Photos
Quote: In a one day getaway, you can visit Monterey Bay and leave feeling refreshed.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Photo, Monterey, California
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Rated as one of the top aquariums in the world, Monterey Bay Aquarium delivers on its promise to "inspire conservation of oceans." No matter the age, when people visit the aquarium, their eyes fill with wonder and excitement. We have been back to the aquarium time and time again, each time we visit, there is always something new to experience.A Few Star Exhibits: Sea Otters - Even though these furry and lively animals do not do "tricks" as in Sea World, they are great fun to watch for kids and adults alike. They especially like to "show-off" by swimming right up next to the windows when they see children.Giant Octopus - Have you ever seen a giant octopus up-close? He...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 18, 2007

Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, California 93940
(831) 648-4888

Monterey Bay Kayaks

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Attraction | "Monterey Bay Ocean Kayaking"

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One of the best and uncrowded ways to see Monterey Bay is on a kayak. At sea level, I love enjoying the close view of sea otters, birds, sea lions, and other marine life. My favorite memories of kayaking? Watching the sea otter pups playing and sleeping with their mothers. What a view!The first time I went ocean kayaking, I was intimidated. But Monterey Bay Kayaks (www.montereybaykayaks.com) gave a thorough on-land lesson. They provided the wet suits and life jackets with their kayak rentals. We found that unlike their competitors, they rent out their kayaks, per day, not by the hour. They also have parking in front of their building, a defin...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 18, 2007

Monterey Bay Kayaks
693 Del Monte Avenue at Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey, California 93940
800 649 5357

Rip Squeak

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There seems to be more art galleries in the Monterey Bay area than Starbucks! So I understand if you cannot visit each and every one of them. But for anyone who loves children's stories and beautiful storybook artwork, the Rip Squeak gallery is definitely a place to visit. The gallery features artwork and books based on the Rip Squeak children's book series.My 3-year old son and I were immediately drawn into the store when we saw the amazing artwork in the front of the store. He fell in love with the characters on display, and I fell in love with the detailed artwork.This gallery is a lot of fun to browse through. It also has a great balance between child-friendliness and adult appreci...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 19, 2007

Rip Squeak
751 Cannery Row, Suite 101
Monterey, California 93940
(831) 643-9999