What is to do in Monterey?
Monterey is less than an hour south of Santa Cruz. It’s worth stopping to visit the renowned Monterey Aquarium. Unlike stand-alone aquariums you’ll find in most other cities, it sits in the bay, pumping 2,000 gallons of sea water each minute into the aquarium, making it possible to sustain sea life you wouldn’t be able to see elsewhere, at least without scuba gear. It features exhibits that include many different native species like jellyfish, sting rays, and sea otters as well as touch tanks so that you can feel the rough surface of a starfish or the soft skin of a sea cucumber. The Monterey area is also famous for its numerous golf courses, with more than 20, including Pebble Beach and Cypress Point.

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