Oceans in Glass – Discovering Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the top attractions in the bay. Visiting Monterey wouldn’t be complete without encountering these sea creatures who were being preserved by the management of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Children and adults who have visited the aquarium were fascinated with its large, modern and huge variety of activities and things to look at.

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Below is a full length documentary about Monterey Bay Aquarium which will give you a broad view about the “Oceans in Glass” attraction in Monterey.

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Top 5 #MontereyBay Instagram Post

Monterey Bay is definitely a MUST VISIT this spring season. Why? Well, we’ll let these instagram photo shares with hashtag #MontereyBay show you. We have collected the TOP 5 Most popular posts of tourists and locals who obviously enjoyed and enjoying their stay in Monterey Bay.

5. Here’s a photo by @sometimesmonica with caption

When you sail into a feeding frenzy and are surrounded by 40+ humpback whales… #sciencewin #teacherlife #photoaday2015 #feelingsmallinavastoceanofawesome #weekendadventures #montereybay #ocean #otter #whale #CAdreamin

4. Monterey Bay is for sure a place to chill with your loved one. Looks like @carlie_kaye25 found her piece of paradise on the rooftop.

Chillin on a rooftop with my hubby! #oneyearanniversary #lovingthis #montereybay

3. A trip to Monterey won’t be complete without stopping by at the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Sounds like @halirose had a lot of fun!

Thank you, for everyone who wrote me and made me go 🙈 #montereybay #montereybayaquarium #sardinesanyone #soulfood #coasttocoast #blackandwhite #Mayfeels #vaca #underthesea #bucketlist

2. Ohhh, thoses seals are adorable. @pattiepie_ sure did catch a good life in action.

Nap Time 💤| #SleepySeal #OnTheBay #MontereyBay #NapTime

1. Drum Roll please! And the photo that stood out amore the rest was shared by @ddgv. It may be a cliche but this photo proves that “a picture is worth a thousand words”

#montereybay #cityofmonterey #california #sunset #bestview #beautiful #colors #highway1 #nature #love #bestview #blessed #seaside #natgeo #pacificocean #love #tree

We hope that you had fun looking at these photos like we did. If you have great photos of Monterey Bay, please do not hesitate to post them in our Facebook Page Here. Watch for our next blog post 🙂 Until next time!

 

Disclaimer: All photos in this post were from top-hashtags.com. Visit Monterey Bay blog does not own any of these photos.

Secret Spots in Monterey County You Need To See

Monterey County is teeming with fascinating places you may not have heard of, but you’ll definitely want to explore. Here are some of Monterey’s best kept secret places to play, taste and explore.

1. Monterey Bay Aquarium may not be an unpopular place but  UFO (unscheduled feeding opportunities) and wildlife sightings are a rare experience for most visitors. You can sign up for text message alerts to be notified of feeding and enrichment programs with sharks, a giant Pacific octopus, bat rays, sardines and more.

2. Foodies will be delighted with the chef’s table at Marinus at Bernardus Lodge. Watch experts prepare course after course and if ever you get bored from all the chopping and frying, entertain yourself with the notes that surround the table area’s wall. It’s said that some notes have been written by famous people who have dined the area, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Julia Childs. For reservations, call (831) 658-3595.

3. Take your loved one to the Asilomar Conference Grounds for some serene relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation. The place is breathtakingly gorgeous. It’s also home to the Proposal Bench, a perfect spot for catching sunsets and taking on all matters of the heart.

4. Experience the thrilling sensation of motorsports in  Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for only $10! Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is an 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course best known for The Corkscrew, a one-of-a-kind turn in motorsports, with an elevation change equivalent to 5 ½ stories.

5. China Cove at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is the perfect spot for outdoor enthusiasts. The place is teeming with wildlife which can be easily seen around the vicinity like weasels, deer, badgers, bobcats and rabbits. Currently, visitors are reporting sightings of female harbor seals and their pups.

6. Garrapata State Park is an unknown Big Sur jewel that offers dramatic microclimates, several creek crossings and towering redwoods. Not many people know the place because it’s tricky to spot from the road. You can choose to climb the steeper trail and be rewarded with majestic views of the ocean, or go for a more leisurely hike across the coastal bluffs that lead to Garrapata State Beach. Click here for map and directions.

7. Go for a more laid-back surfer vibe at the Moss Landing State Beach  where otters float around the place. The waves here are definitely world-class!

8. Take a break and go have some lunch or afternoon tea at the house of the famous author John SteinbeckThe Steinbeck House is located at 132 Central Avenue in Salinas and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hours of operation vary; call (831) 424-2735 for reservations.

 

This post is an adaptation of seemonterey.com’s post, Monterey County’s Top 20 Secret Spots. Click here to view original post and more interesting places to visit.

 

Are you visiting Monterey County or is your family coming over for a vacation? Are you looking for a local place to accommodate you? Come and stay with us here in Munras Inn! Nestled at the coastal community of Monterey Bay, we offer 29 charming, well appointed rooms. Munras Inn is definitely the best choice for you! Book with us now by clicking here, or call us at (831) 646-9696.  You’ll definitely enjoy great accommodation and excellent customer service

A Romantic Getaway at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

 

Plan a romantic and unique Valentine’s Day getaway  to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. On Valentine’s Day Tuesday, February 14, Monterey Bay Aquarium will have an exclusive Monterey Bay Aquarium Romance Package. Spend the day watching amazing sea creatures and spend your night with a romatic view of the ocean or Cannery Row. There will be complimentary silver-tray continental breakfast service, afternoon wine and cheese reception along with a romance-themed tour and lunch at the Aquarium on Valentine’s Day.

 

Aquarium enthusiasts will enjoy a special adult-only romance tour where you’ll go behind the scenes and learn about romance under the sea. From otters to octopus the aquarium will share favorite stories about how ocean animals choose their mates—then go for a special sneak peek behind the scenes of the jellies exhibits. The romance continues as you enjoy an ocean-view table in the Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant & Cafe. The prix fixe lunch menu includes a choice of first course, entrée and dessert, and a celebratory beverage.

The awesome romantic package is inclusive of the following:

  • Overnight accommodations for two (Feb. 13 or 14)
  • Two adult admission tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Romance-themed Aquarium Tour Feb. 14 only, at 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.
  • Champagne lunch for two at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant & Cafe

 

Visit this website for more information.

Visiting Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a must-see when you’re stopping by the city of Monterey, CA. The public aquarium is located on the site of a former sardine cannery on Cannery Row. Because of its popularity, it has an annual attendance of 1.8 million visitors. If you’re planning to stop by the place, here are some quick tips and information to help you organize and get the most out of your visit in the most beautiful aquarium in the world!

 

1. Getting to the aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium, MBA, Monterey Bay Aquarium Location

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is located in Monterey at the west end of historic Cannery Row, just minutes from Carmel and Pebble Beach. Monterey is approximately 125 miles (208 km) south of San Francisco and 360 miles (600 km) north of Los Angeles.

Full address:
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

 

2. Select a day for a visit

Weekends will be more crowded than weekdays. If possible, visit the aquarium during the week.

 

3. Avoid long lines and purchase your tickets in advance

The place can get a little crowded on some days and lining up for a ticket can eat a lot of your visit time. Purchase your tickets online. You’ll be able to save time and find some great discounts when you purchase from the web. It’s quick, easy, and totally hassle-free. Click here to purchase your admission tickets ahead. Take note that the prices of the aquariums admission tickets varies by category. Do be careful what category of ticket you buy, it might not be applicable to you.

 

4. Arrive when the aquarium opens

Arrive early and organize your day around the showings and feedings. Some places have limited viewing areas (like the sea otters) so go to the early shows to get a view while you can. To help you plan ahead, click here and view the aquariums daily schedule (including programs and feedings).

 

5. Visit the most popular exhibits first before the crowd thickens

The crowd can get a bit overwhelming especially during mid-day. If you arrive early, try to get a look of the most popular exhibits first to avoid huge crowds. Here are some of the most awesome exhibits of the aquarium:

 

Kelp Forest

Kelp forest, Monterey bay aquarium

The  Kelp Forest exhibit was designed as the centerpiece of the aquarium, and was the first exhibit in the world to include a living kelp forest. Eighty species of seaweeds grow in this exhibit, some of which have also entered the aquarium through the water from the bay rather than being deliberately planted.

 

Open Sea Galleries

The open sea galleries showcase sharks,  a school of 3000 anchovies swimming against the endless current of a toroidal tank, a puffin exhibit, juvenile sea turtle exhibit, and multimedia experiences highlighting microscopic plankton.

 

Other popular exhibits

Octopus in blue ocean

Other popular exhibits include penguin exhibit, seahorses, jellyfish special exhibit and tentacles special exhibit.

 

Prepare to be amazed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the 550 aquatic species on display in more than 100 exhibits. Hope you enjoy your visit!