Attractions near The Cow Palace, Family-Friendly Museums, Family Attractions Worth Driving For: 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.
Local Expert Tom Molanphy Says:
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.