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Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • 886 Cannery Row

    Monterey, CA 93940

  • Phone: 831-648-4888

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Perched right on the Pacific Ocean, The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a world-class facility that offers unforgettable experiences for the whole family. If you're coming from San Francisco, you'll enjoy a beautiful drive down the coast with plenty of picture opportunities or much-needed breaks on the drive. Be sure to give yourself a full day to enjoy everything this aquarium has to offer. Don't miss the Weedy Sea Dragons, ot of this world seahorses that you have to see with your won eyes to believe. Cannery Row, made famous by American legend John Steinbeck, is within walking distance, as well.





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Ten Best Logo 03 Local Expert Says:

"Be sure to check their website for group specials and events."

Best for Attractions near The Cow Palace Because: You won't regret the spectacular drive down Highway One to Monterrey.

Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: Monterey offers wonderful adult activities, so the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a good trade-off for the kids.