Monday, June 2, 2014

Destination Unknown: Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Destination Unknown this week was to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, a place that is special to my fiance and I since he proposed to me on the upper deck. The aquarium is constantly changing with new exhibits added to keep it fresh. The baby sea-turtle display (see picture) was all new. I thought the turtle was cute, and I had to follow him around the aquarium a bit before I could snap off this shot.

The aquarium now charges $39 for each adult and $24.95 for children. It's a great place for kids and adults alike to stroll through at a leisurely pace and check out the displays. Stacked in three layers, you see everything from the sea-bird preservation enclosure to penguins of all of all types, and of course the adorable sea otters. In the spring you enjoy seeing the babies. Sweet, itty-bitty sandpipers run around the bird enclosure. This year the most captivating exhibit was the octopus display. The octopus was suctioned to the glass, and that made quite a sight.

After an afternoon spent wandering the aquarium, you John Steinbeck enthusiasts can check out Cannery Row or the Steinbeck museum. Cannery Row has all kinds of eclectic stores to explore, and lots of great eats and treats.

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