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Best Spring Break Vacations on the Monterey Peninsula


Are you itching to have your much-needed spring break, but you worry so much about your budget? here are some fun and affordable spring break vacations in Monterey for the whole family without breaking the bank.

1. Discovery Monterey Whale Watching Cruise
 
Welcome the spring break with fun activities at Monterey. Bring out the adventurous person in you and try a half-day of immersive and informative water fun and excitement. Go for whale watching. This unique sightseeing experience will take you to the majestic waters of Monterey Bay as you go whale watching. Not only you will be able to see whales while on a trip, dolphins and other water creatures will also greet you.  For reservations, call them at 417-823-0981 or visit them at 66 Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey CA 93940
 
Know-before-you-go:
  • Bring with you a waterproof jacket because it can get too windy and cold out on the sea. 
  • Bring motion sickness pills in case you might suffer from sea sickness.
  • Don't forget to bring your cameras with you for an Instagram-worthy picture of water creatures and the sea.
2. Monterey Bay Aquarium
 

Dubbed as the number 1 Aquarium in the US and 3rd top rated overall family attraction in the country. This place is definitely one for the books. This is for the curious people of all ages and science enthusiasts alike. You will definitely enjoy your 2-3 hours stay here without even noticing the time. All exhibits here are wonderful with lots of things to learn and see. Monterey Bay Aquarium is located at 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940. Call them at 417-823-0981
 
Know-before-you-go:
  • Arrive early to avoid the rush of visitors.
  • Some days may be crowded because students are on a field trip.
  • Don't forget to bring your camera to capture fun memories.
  • The cafeteria is available inside just in case you feel hungry while enjoying the exhibit.
3.  3-Hour Monterey Bay Sea Car Tour
 
Explore and enjoy the great outdoors while driving scooter cars. It's a new and fun way to discover the beauty there is in Monterey Bay. These scooter cars are equipped with GPS to help you navigate throughout your trip. A helmet is provided that makes it safe for kids and adults.
 
Know-before-you-go:
  • Book in advance.
  • Note that children must be atleast 4 years old to enjoy being the passenger in the scooter car.
  • Document your entire experience by capturing the scenic views while on a trip.
  • Drivers must be atleast 21 years old with driver's license.
  • You will be required to sign a waiver prior the adventure ride.
4. Monterey Original Walking Tour
 
Explore the cradle of California starting from the Spanish explorers to California statehood to the 21st century. This walking tour will take you back to the lives of the early residents of Monterey. It’s fun and entertaining for all ages. After the trip, you will learn to appreciate the life in old California. So take a trip back down the memory lane and discover the old Monterey.
 
Know-before-you-go:
  • Arrive 15 minutes before the tour.
  • Guests 12 years old under can take the tour for free.
  • You can bring with you your pet dog provided it is good with the other tourists.
  • Get your tickets via the website or you can purchase them on site.
5. 1-hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour
 
If you are the adventurous type and looking for some activities that is entirely different from the usual. This one is for you. You can rent. Zeny scooter car and drive along the downtown streets to the most scenic places in Monterey. This will take you on a route past Monterey's historical buildings, Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row and Lovers Point Park and beach.
 
Know-before-you-go:
  • Adult pricing applies to all ages. 
  • Maximum passengers’ height is 6 feet 3 inches.
  • A car can only accommodate 2 passengers.
  • Drivers must be atleast 21 years old with driver's license.
  • No need to bring your own helmet or gas tank since this will be provided.
Family trips and vacations are best when its hassle free. Sometimes, going to the site itself takes up so much of your time. The travel time going to the place could have been used as an extra time in the venue. Look for a place that is accessible and can accommodate large families. Munras Inn is the perfect place for on the go families with kids. It offers spacious rooms and top of the line service. Check out Munras Inn and be sure to include it in your go-to hotel for your annual spring break vacation.
 
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