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Trip List by mprbri

Family Fun in Monterey

Jun 11, 2008  Have 2 kids and live in the area
3.5 of 5 stars based on 3 votes

Family friendly activities available on the Monterey Peninsula

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Monterey, Salinas
  • Category: Perfect weekend
  • Traveler type: Sightseeing, Active/Outdoors, Beachgoers
  • Appeals to: Families with small children, Families with teenagers
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, Monterey Peninsula

  • 2. IMAX Theater

    Brand new theater that opened up in May, 2008. Located just off of Cannery Row, they have been playing family friendly movies that deal with sea creatures (makes sense since the Aquarium is just down the street). Comfortable seats.

  • 3. Family Beach Bonfire

    Will set up a surprise bonfire for the whole family with a completely built fire, extra wood, beverages and all the fixings for smores. A lot of fun and a rare treat since most coastal areas no longer allow bonfires.

  • 4. My Museum

    Childrens museum with interactive displays that will keep your kids busy for hours. Safe environment and encouraging staff. Will be moving to a much larger facility closer to Fishermans Wharf in November but currently located nearby the IMAX theater on Cannery Row.

  • 5. Dennis the Menace Park
    Dennis the Menace Park, Monterey, Monterey Peninsula

    Slides, bridges, rock climbing walls, mazes, swings...this park has it all including a real locomotive. Nearby are a snack bar, skate park, Lake El Estero (paddle boating) and the ocean.

  • 6. Wild Things
    Wild Things, Salinas, California

    They have live animal shows at their facility in Salinas. They train many of the animals used in hollywood films. Very interesting and fun for the entire family.

  • 7. Oceans 18 Miniature Golf

    Indoor miniature golf located just off of Cannery Row. Perfect for days when the fog rolls in or it is raining outside. There are also batting cages located in Carmel and in downtown Monterey adjacent to Jacks Park.