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Monterey Bay

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Address: Monterey, CA
Activities: Kayaking, Fishing, Whale watching
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$220*
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2-Day Monterey, Carmel and Pebble Beach Tour from San Francisco

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Worthy of my bucket list!

Best aquarium I have visited. A bit spending but worth every penny. Very family friendly. Helpful docents standing in all the right places. Could be overwhelming for small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Winthrop, Washington
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Winthrop, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Best aquarium I have visited. A bit spending but worth every penny. Very family friendly. Helpful docents standing in all the right places. Could be overwhelming for small children. Give yourself at least 2.5 hours to see it.

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Seaside, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

You name it...it's here. Restaurants, shopping, hotels, whale watching, marina, two wharfs. Great place to visit, and work.

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carmel
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We live in the area. Sure the cost of living is high and in some ways it's a sleeper peninsula. However you can't beat the nature and really in this area isn't that the main attraction. I am so thankful just to be able to look at the beauty of the peninsula as I drive on hwy 1 (don't worry,... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This was just awesome location for pleasant breeze and a bunch of pics. If you are photograher lover you would enjoy the place a lot

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Sacramento, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have been here every month of the year. I the fall the kelp gives off a smell (kind of reminded me of Boston, with the cranberries). Lovers Point,Pacific Grove,Historic Monterey, Carmel, Carmel valley with so many funky mom and pop restraunts (not snooty at all), however, many don't take credit cards. This city and surrounding areas can be expensive... More 

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Madera, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We picked an absoulutely beautiful weekend to be in Monterey. The weather was springlike, the water in the bay very calm and clear and the sea lions and all the sea birds were very active. The overall bay is beautiful and the activities around the bay are numerous. Fishermans wharf and the sea lions are always fund and very much... More 

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Hollister, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

One of the most scenic places in the world. I go there several times a month to paint. I love painting the ocean. I go all along the coast .One of my favorite places is point Lobos, it is absolutely beautiful!

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Castroville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

walked around the wharf was an excellent day sunny and warm...there was an art festival going on nice things to see and items to buy...all free

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Monterey, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This area is the most beautiful I have seen. Take your camera with you as everywhere you look, is a picture. This a must see just follow the Ocean View road all around and visit Seventeen Mile Drive. Be sure you go to Point Lobos Stat Park you wont be disappointed.

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Vero Beach, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The entire Monterey Bay area is beautiful. The roads are good and it is easy to drive from place to place. There are a range of places to stay and eat so you can always fill you need whether luxury or economy.

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