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Located at the ocean's edge, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a window to marine life -- for dive masters and non-swimmers alike. It's home to sea otters, penguins, sharks, jellies and thousands of other marine animals and plants. Its mission is to...more
I’ve been a member for many years and visit about twice per year. As a member I don’t have to wait in lines so if you are not a member try to go early. After all these years I never tire of the aquarium. It...More
This aquarium is top notch. So much to see, we just did a quick visit but you could easily spend a day here. They focus so much on sustainable fishing and conservation, which provides a little motivation to make better choices. The aquarium also provides...More
We arrived as it opened and left when it closed. It was one of the best days we had had in ages. We planned the day and fitted in all the feeding sessions and every show in the Auditorium which were really informative and all...More
A wonderful place for children and adults to visit- much to keep you busy. The various birds, seals etc....look well fed, and healthy. And there is a small area where the history of canning of the fish is explained. If you become hungry, you can...More
My husband had business meetings, so I spent my alone time at the aquarium. Warning: it is very expensive ... $50 for adults under 65.. discounts for seniors, military and students . I am none of the above, so I paid full price. It is...More
The Monterey Bay Aquarium makes a great day trip for families with teenagers. There is plenty to do to keep teenagers busy all day. Everyone's highlight of the day was the private tour of the Sea Otter Conservation. Our guide, Sandy, was fantastic. She brought...More
My family and I recently had a Behind the Scenes Tour at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. My youngest grandson, age almost 6, loved it as did we all! We were 4 adults and 2 children. We saw the scenes behind the exhibits of the aquarium....More
Whenever I visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium I can easily spend the whole day and be quite content! The displays are very well done and I always seem to find something new that I have never seen or noticed before! Beautiful fish and other underwater...More
Visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium with my child who is almost 2. At first we thought the entrance fee was a little steep - USD 49.95 per adult. But we were quickly convinced that it was worth it! There is a kids area that has...More
Response from kcipielewski | Reviewed this property |
Hello traveler, sorry I couldn't answer you until now. I don't believe they have lockers big enough to accomodate your needs, however, you can ask the front desk as a courtesy to hold your bags for you and they will! I... More
Hello traveler, sorry I couldn't answer you until now. I don't believe they have lockers big enough to accomodate your needs, however, you can ask the front desk as a courtesy to hold your bags for you and they will! I have done this a number of times when traveling in the States and abroad. It is a common courtesy, you can even mention it before you arrive at the Hotel. Have a great time at the Aquarium, it's sooo much fun!
I know there is a man-made tidepool that is wheel chair accessible but can't find any info on it anywhere now that I need it! My parents are coming out in September and we're going to spend a couple of nights in Newport. What I have planned is whale watching & boat tour in Depoe Bay, Aquarium in Newport, the accessible tidepool, Cape Perpetua.
July 29, 2009|
Hi msdj. I think the place you are referring to is at Yaquina Head Lighthouse.
Costal Drive Trip (11 Replies)
I'm in the process of planning a trip to California with parents and husband. We want to travel the coast line - Hwy 1 starting at Hearst Castle area. I've marked the following places as potential destinations. 1. Hearst Castle, 2. Point Lobos State Reserve, 3. Montery Bay Aquarium, 4. Cannery Row, 5. Alcatrez, 6.Sonoma, 7. Avenue of the Giants. We are flying in on Friday (thinking about Fresno)airport) and will start at Hearst Castle and travel North. 1st question is can we drive and...More
August 23, 2012|
You could easily spend 8 days in each of those areas, so it will be a tough choice deciding to continue into OR. Are you visiting SF? What are your interests & when is your trip.
London, United Kingdom
San Francisco to Carmel (14 Replies)
Hello folks, my husband and I will be travelling to West Coast USA next Saturday for what we hope will be a fabulous two week holiday. We have planned what we want to see and do except for the San Francisco to Carmel section of the trip. My plan was to travel down the coast and visit the Monterey bay aquarium, go to point lobos and 17 Mille drive as well as taking in Carmel itself however a friend recently did a similar trip and suggested the big basin redwood national park. We will be in...More
April 27, 2014|
Unless you have definite plans for activities in Carmel, I think you will find one night is enough.