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Monterey Bay Aquarium


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886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

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"In California I would recommend the San Diego Zoo, and at least one of the Sequoia tree parks -Yosemite National Park or Sequoia and possibly Monterey Bay Aquarium in addition to Disneyland  Then go to Las Vegas  From there you can do daytrips Boulder Dam and to Grand Canyon National Park or you can just drive to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas."  See More

"We stayed at the Monterey Bay Inn to get a nice view of the harbor seals, and walked down Cannery Row to the Monterey Bay Aquarium."  See More

"Cannery Row and Monterey Bay Aquarium make great stops for the kids."  See More

"Monterey Great Monterey Bay Aquarium Pacific Grove Carmel By the Sea All charming"  See More

"A toddler might enjoy the sea otters, sharks and other sea creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium."  See More

"Carmel is adjacent to Monterrey and the Monterey Bay Aquarium is worth planning a day around."  See More

"If you take Highway 1 along the coast, you should stop Monterey Bay Aquarium, Big Sur and Hearst Castle."  See More

"Things you don't want to miss on the coast are The Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17 Mile Dr and Hearst Castle."  See More

"My favorite stretch of the 29 mile trail begins near the Monterey Bay Aquarium and ends near Lovers Point Park ."  See More

"The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the best in the world if you ask me!"  See More

"I will answer the part between Los Angeles and San Francisco. On the way up the coast from my perspective here are the places worth stopping / possibly staying. Santa Barbara - People love it, but I haven't quite figured out why. The town is sub-par, not so charming and lots of homeless people. The beach is detached from the town. I think that people like it if they are staying in homes or ranches on the hillside. There are also vineyards but I haven't visited them. I would say unless you are spending time at a resort such as Bacara Resort & Spa or Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara doesn't need a night...perhaps just a pit stop. Solvang - Small town in wine country that is 100% Danish. It feels like a charming european town. Hand full of mediocre inns. The one nicer hotel I am aware of is HOTEL CORQUE Los Olivos - Haven't been but people love it. Small quaint town in wine country. This is smaller than Solvang and more charming, but I haven't personally been there. Pismo Beach - This is probably what Santa Monica was like 50 years ago. It is an untouched California beach town that probably feels exactly like it did 30 years ago. Its not very crowded, has a beautiful stretch of beach but is also slightly run-down with older motels. Its possible that when we visited we missed the newer side. In either case this was a fun beach for our dog to run around because there weren't many people at all. We just stopped here for dinner and some beach time but didn't sleep here. San Simeon - This is pretty empty but gorgeous stretch of coastline with a few older hotels that aren't very nice but do the job. The big attraction here is Hearst Castle but we didn't have time to visit it. They are not dog friendly. Sam Simeon was used as a pit-stop for a night, but it was purely just for a place to sleep. Cambria - One of the scariest places I've been. It is 100% a ghost town....meaning actual ghosts *live here. It felt like it was straight out of an RL Stine or Stephen King book. Bizarre place. Big Sur - This is AMAZINGLY beautiful mountainous coastline. Tons of places to pull over and take pictures and a a handful of hikes along the way. Must stop at McWay Falls for photos. A cool place to stop for food and a nice walk is Ragged Point. There is also a hotel here that seems to be a perfect place to stay given its gorgeous plot of land. It feels like a highway rest-stop/biker stop with live music and lots of biker people. Moving up the coast a great place to have lunch is Ventana Inn (."  See More

"People have already left some great suggestions, so I'll just insert a few additions: In Seattle, you might try: Seattle Aquarium It is on the water down from Pike St Fantastic. Ivar's Acres of Clams for clam chowder and more. Attend a Seattle Sounders soccer game. The crowd is the best in all of MLS. It is generally sold out and 60K. Columbia River: See the massive sturgeon at Bonneville Fish Hatchery and see the salmon ladders. Oregon Downtown Portland, brewery crawl. Park in downtown, start walking from brewery to brewery. Here is a Google map link and graphic map of them: ."  See More

"After that you can pass through San Jose to get to Monterey where they have the Monterey Bay Aquarium."  See More

"Do a day trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium or treat yourself to The Spa at Pebble Beach."  See More

"As far as staples go -- and if you like aquariums -- Monterey Bay Aquarium is worth a stopover."  See More

"On the third day, have breakfast in Monterey (I like Loulou's Griddle in the Middle, the Old Monterey Cafe, and First Awakenings) before arriving early to spend a few hours at the Monterey Bay Aquarium."  See More

"Definitely check out Monterey Bay Aquarium."  See More

"In Monterey don't miss the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and Fishermans Wharf."  See More

"Cannery Row if you're a Steinbeck buff, and Monterey Bay Aquarium is spectacular."  See More

"In Monterey, I recommend seeing the downtown area (particularly if you're a fan of John Steinbeck, Thomas Kinkade or would like to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium)."  See More

"The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of my favorite places, period, and the coastline itself is stunning."  See More

"The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row are well-worth seeing."  See More

"From Monterey, you can explore Carmel, Point Lobos, the Monterey Bay Aquarium."  See More

"The Monterey Bay Aquarium is really cool."  See More

"But the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a must if you are new to the area."  See More

"The famous Monterey Bay Aquarium is a bit pricy, but worth it."  See More

"Monterey Bay Aquarium is worth a visit."  See More

"If you get a taste for some marine life then the only option is Monterey Bay Aquarium."  See More

"I would recommend Monterey, especially the Monterey Bay Aquarium."  See More

"The Monterey Bay Aquarium is visited by thousands."  See More

"The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a wonderful place."  See More

"I recommend going to the Carmel one as it is very nice and there are lots of other things to do in the area with kids like go to the beach and the very good Monterey Bay Aquarium."  See More

"Closer to San Francisco, you have Monterey, which is famous for its Monterey Bay Aquarium and shops and restaurants on Cannery Row."  See More

"I would also recommend stopping in Monterey, and be sure to go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium."  See More

"There's whale watching in Monterey Bay depending on migration patterns -- or there's always the Monterey Bay Aquarium."  See More

"onterey Bay Aquarium is great fun and you can continue your drive south along highway 1 through"  See More

"Carmel By the Sea also has a very beautiful beach, and Monterey right next to it is really famous for the Monterey Bay Aquarium."  See More

"There's a free MST Trolley (Monterey-Salinas Transit) that goes between Downtown Monterey, Old Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium for FREE!"  See More

"I also love Monterey Bay and I especially love the Monterey Bay Aquarium."  See More

"There are beaches, the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, and a fun area along Cannery Row."  See More

"Monterey -- Monterey Bay Aquarium and downtown Santa Cruz -- Boardwalk Half Moon Bay -- Beach and tidepools Carmel Beach -- Beaches Big Sur -- Hiking and beaching I've done the drive between SLO and San Francisco quite a few times and I feel like after Carmel, unless you want to go hiking or beaching at Big Sur, there's not much going on until you get closer to SLO."  See More

"The Monterey Bay Aquarium is also a great place to learn about the local wildlife, but you'll want to allow for a couple hours for that as well -- maybe for the return trip!"  See More








   
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