Monterey Bay, CA
Monterey Bay Aquarium, copyright
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A trip to the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium is a lot like putting on scuba masks and fins, then diving into the ocean -- except you never get wet or cold.
Situated in Monterey's Cannery Row, the world-acclaimed aquarium is a window on 300,000 marine critters representing nearly 600 species. There are even rarities, such as Pacific hagfish, eelpouts, and squat lobsters, that only deep-sea divers have witnessed until now.