Explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium
A treasure trove of outdoor adventure, Monterey is the perfect location for a family vacation. With unparalleled beauty at every turn, the Monterey Peninsula and beyond promises endless opportunities for fresh-air fun and adventure for the whole family! Whether you’re a land or sea body, the Monterey Bay area has something for everybody.
Develop your sea legs and take off on an ocean safari with Princess Monterey Whale Watching. Offering year-round whale watching trips, you can take in the majestic view from the midst of the bay while making some fluked friends along the way! Maybe getting wet isn’t quite your style; get your under-the-sea fix at the Monterey Bay Aquarium instead. Located on historic Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium promises to inspire wonder and learning through its innovative exhibits and unparalleled variety of aquatic wild life. With more than 35,000 creatures, and representing over 550 species in nearly 200 exhibits, the Monterey Bay Aquarium promises a full day of fun for the whole family. By the end of your excursion you’ll have just about sprouted fins of your own!
Home to some of the world’s most majestic ocean views indeed, the Monterey Peninsula is more than just a marine-lover’s mecca. With Adventures by the Sea you can explore local sites by land or by sea. Just pic your mode of transportation, bicycle, kayak, or guided tour and experience all that the Peninsula has to offer. Looking to head to the hills, a hiker’s paradise awaits. Check out legendary Point Lobos for unmatched views and a chance to run into some pretty feisty wildlife or explore Garland Ranch Regional Park in Carmel Valley.
For the animal lover within, visit Vision Quest Ranch & the Monterey Zoo. Set on a 51-acre ranch and centrally located off the Monterey-Salinas Highway, the Monterey Zoo (formerly Wild Things) is home to over 100 wild, exotic, and domestic birds and animals. Take a family trip around the world without having to drive a mile, and learn all that there is to know about these majestic creatures.
So, for your next family trip, look no further than the Monterey Peninsula. With a little something for everyone, there’s no better place to make family memories that will last a lifetime.