Monterey Bay Aquarium

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by pinguinigal on October 17, 2006

You cannot go to Monterey without going to the aquarium! It is a definite must. Even if you aren't traveling with kids, it's still a great place to visit.

It costs around 20 bucks, and you can spend a good 2 or 3 hours inside just looking at the wonderful marine life. Get a visitor's guide in the front so you can catch otter- or penguin-feeding time. (On a side note, in case you DO have kids, the Monterey Aquarium has the feedings on webcam. You can get the kids excited a few days earlier by showing them this!)

You can also rent out scuba gear and they will take you on a short snorkeling lesson. It was a bit pricey, though, so we passed and were able to enjoy ourselves just fine.

There are a few stations where you can actually touch a stingray or a starfish or an urchin!
This is a great place for kids, but aren't we all kids at heart? I'd definitely go again, and you should too!

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

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