I just got back from an amazing weekend getaway to Monterey, California. There was so much to do in this fabulous town, but one of the biggest "do not miss" spots is the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Located right on the ocean in the famous Cannery Row, the aquarium is truly sublime. From the Jellyfish, sharks, penguins to the seahorses- you can see an abundant amount of creatures from the deep big blue ocean.
They had great and perfectly orchestrated feedings where you can see the fish and animals go wild in their habitat for a bit a squid pieces and sardines. The presentations were truly informative and well worth the watch. The museum had loads of information and opportunities to get hands on with learning about all different types of species. They also had knowledgeable staff that were strategically located within each exhibit, so you could ask as many questions as your heart desired.
The Monterey By Aquarium is a wonderful place to bring your kiddos- it'll be sure to entertain for hours! There are great little spots all over to bring a picnic and sit outside or inside for a snack or lunch. There are also a lot of photo ops- so if you need a great family portrait or that Christmas card photo- the aquarium has lots of places to snap a great shot. A quick tip- bring or rent bikes. The parking can be tricky and rolling in on two wheels is not only cheaper but also much easier to land for the day.
This aquarium gets 5 Gold Starfish in my book!!