The Aquarium is perched on the edge of a world-famous coastline and surrounded by charming communities. Part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the waters just off our decks are home to a rich variety of marine life. Continue exploring miles of welcoming beaches, hiking and cycling trails just outside the Aquarium's doors, and visit the nearby towns to discover the area's rich history, culture and arts scene.
Parks & Nature
You can enjoy this region's natural beauty by kayak, boat, surrey and scuba every season of the year.
Monterey Bay Audio Tours
Download our free audio tours and join us for guided walks along Cannery Row or the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail.
These links to local communities, travel guides and visitor bureaus can help you plan a great trip to Monterey and the Central Coast.