Monterey Bay Aquarium

Our recent family vacation to California included a stay in the beautiful city of Monterey. Just over 70 miles south of San Francisco, Monterey offers famous Cannery Row as the backdrop and clear blue skies, gentle breezes and 60 degrees in mid December. Breathe deep and enjoy the salt air refreshment. Wonderful little shops offer a variety of wares from souvenirs to t-shirts.

Cannery Row

Various travel sites tout a visit to the Aquarium as a must, and we were happy to oblige. We have been to several aquariums in the States including the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, LA and the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, GA. 

Monterey Bay Aquarium sets itself apart with great design, excellent flow from one exhibit to the next and lots of open space. The exhibits highlight ocean and sea life in various areas of the world. 

Extremely well done, another visit to the aquarium will definitely be part of our future plans. Don't miss out on this gem if you will be in the area.

Want more details? head to their website and make your plans