By Deb Flomberg
Looking for a great family adventure that is still pretty close to home? Try a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for an underwater adventure unlike any other. Your kids will delight as you wander the huge aquariums, and they’ll even be learning a lot as they visit this impressive destination. This is a great way to spend a day as a family, and it’s one that you should absolutely visit soon.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has a huge variety of things to do and see. A great place to start is the 45-minute family tour, which will guide you and your kids through a visit behind the scenes with trained naturalists. You’ll hear all the insider stories and even get some hands-on activities, as this tour is geared for the youngest of visitors.
If you enjoy guided tours, then you should also check out the Shark Tour, that will show you more than a dozen different species of sharks, skates and rays that live at the aquarium. It even includes a behind the scenes look at one of their largest sharks.
Or if you would rather wander the Aquarium yourself, without the tour guide, then have at it. There are a ton of fascinating things to see. From the sea otters to the Jellies Experience to the Giant Pacific Octopus, it’s like visiting a different world, and your children will be amazed at all the different types of life.
When you’ve worked up your appetite, be sure to take advantage of the three different areas for dining, from the casual coffee bar to the Cafe to Cindy’s Waterfront Restaurant with spectacular scenic views. You’ll find all the fresh seafood and other culinary creations you could possibly want. Chef Cindy Pawlcyn has created the menu, and this James Beard Award-winning chef is sure to delight your taste buds.
A memorable family outing like this deserves a memorable car for the drive there. Jump in your E63 AMG 4Matic Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You will arrive in style, travel in comfort and enjoy the luxury as you prepare for a magical and entertaining day with your whole family.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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