The Atlas Obscura Guide To Monterey
13 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Monterey, California
Updated April 25, 2023
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Stories About Monterey
How to Recreate the Deepest, Darkest Ocean
Revealing the unseen world under Monterey Bay.
by Kevin McLean
From Shark Tanks to the Deep Sea: A Day in the Life of a Monterey Bay Aquarist
What it’s like to care for fascinating animals at an aquarium on the edge of the Pacific.
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Sea Otter Teeth Are Gross but Really Useful for Scientists
You don’t want to look an old sea otter in the mouth—unless you want to tell how old it is.
by Jessica Leigh Hester
A Chinese Fishing Village Regains Its Rightful Place in California History
A shipwreck brought Chinese immigrants to the Monterey area. Discrimination forced them to start over.
by Claire Wang