On Thursday we drove from Oceanside up to Monterey Bay, Ca. If you have never visit Monterey Bay it is one of the places that should be on your top 10 list of places to go and see. Especially if you are going to take a trip with your husband for your anniversary or honeymoon. It is a very cute, romantic spot with lots of different things to do.
We arrived there Thursday night and we checked into the Holiday Inn Express right there on the beach. Its 5 minutes to the beach, we could walk over there if we wanted. The next morning, we went over to the Monterey Bay Aquarium where we got tickets. They have a special there- it was going to cost us about $95 for our whole family but we could get a membership package for only $120 that includes 2 adults and all your children. And we can go back as much as we want for the next year. So we became members and are planning to go back there a few more times while we are in the area.
It is a very beautiful aquarium. It is very modern, very well designed. You can see all different kinds of things. It’s really interesting for the kids.
They got to see all the jellyfish, sharks and sea otters. They also have a new area called the Splash Zone, where the kids can actually touch some starfish and other animals, kelp and different things. They really enjoyed that- it was a fun day.
They even have a really nice restaurant, with some good food- a little expensive, $9.95 for a plate of food. But the food was very good. I highly recommend if you have a chance to go see the Monterey Bay Aquarium, it is very nice.
After that we headed over to Cannery Row. We looked at the different shops there. They are currently remodeling to make it more beautiful. After that we headed over to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory right there on Cannery Row and the kids got some chocolate covered Oreo cookies. They really enjoyed those and I got some English Toffee. Really good. We had a really fun day. Then we went down to the beach and the kids got to go stick their feet in the water. Clear views of the ocean, very nice. I highly recommend a day trip to Monterey Bay if you get the chance.