Monday, June 2, 2014
Destination Unknown: Monterey Bay Aquarium
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.