View of the Golden Gate Bridge from the visitor's center

How to Make the Most of a San Francisco CityPASS with Kids

On my family’s first trip to San Francisco, we wanted to see and do as much as our kids could handle in five days. We purchased a San Francisco CityPASS and visited every attraction in the booklet, especially taking advantage of the free transportation options, which include cable cars and trolley cars. CityPASS can be…


Monterey, a Perfect Place to Play

I’m a beach person. Born and raised on an island, there is something about being close to the water that keeps me sane. It doesn’t even have to be warm. Walking on the beach, or even chasing two kids down the beach can pretty much guarantee a great day.

I guess that’s one of the reasons I enjoy Monterey so much. Miles and miles of beautiful beaches, a world famous aquarium, entertaining wildlife, and great food.


Grab Your Pillow and Dive In

It’s like walking into a fantasy world. Ocean-filled tanks bigger than a house, filled with sea creatures all the colors of the rainbow. So close, you feel as though you could reach out and pet a seahorse or splash a fast moving sea otter. A visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium has all the makings of the perfect day. Until you realize, a lot of other people had the same idea.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has been educating and entertaining visitors for more than a quarter of a century. Every year 1.8 million visitors flood through its doors.