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  • Blue Ocean Whale Watch
    When it comes to size, the blue whale trumps anything that has ever walked, swam, or flown across planet Earth. Stretching roughly 80 feet long, these titanic creatures swim deep below the Pacific Ocean, feeding on thousands of tiny krill at a time?but like all aquatic mammals, they eventually have to come up for air. That's when they meet Blue Ocean Whale Watch. Aboard a 60-foot sightseeing vessel, naturalist Kate Cummings spouts the aforementioned whale facts and much more. However, it's not until whales breach the surface or jump into the air that passengers truly comprehend their massive size. Even the naturalist herself?who has been on countless voyages?can't help but take a picture each and every trip. Ms. Cummings works alongside Captain Jim Davis, who's navigated the ocean currents and Poseidon's construction zones for more than 30 years. The two head out in search of blue whales, humpback whales, and other marine life, including dolphins and sea turtles. The stars of the tours change throughout year (during the spring, summer, and fall, humpback whales make their way to Monterey Bay to feed on krill and anchovies), but passengers can always catch views and photos from the upper deck.
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    7881 Sandholdt Rd.
    Moss Landing, CA US
  • Seaside Outdoor Fitness
    Groupon Celebrates Women in Business In honor of Women?s History Month, Groupon is celebrating an inspiring group of women: business leaders whose companies and brands enrich their communities. Thanks to the dedication and ingenuity of these leaders, local communities across the country are stronger and more diverse. Shop the Women in Business collection.
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    The Beach
    Ventura, CA US
  • Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
    Drivers who have sped around the track at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca would be hard pressed to forget about its most distinctive feature: the Corkscrew. Located at turns 8 and 8a, this hard-left, hard-right combination takes vehicles on a thrilling zig-zag that drops a total of 59 feet in elevation over a scant 450 feet of track length. The 11-turn road course currently measures in at just over 2.2 miles total—courtesy of an extension long after the track originally opened in 1957—and has hosted numerous races over the decades, including rounds for events such as the American Le Mans Series, Superbike World Championship, and Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. When the sounds of roaring engines, squealing tires, and lost drivers asking for directions aren't filling the air, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca allows visitors to tour the facilities and take in its sweeping ocean views.
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    1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy.
    Salinas, CA US
  • Aerodynamic Aviation
    AeroDynamic Aviation co-owner and chief pilot Zdravko took his first flight at the ripe old age of 2 weeks. As his baby eyes looked out the window of the DC-3 airliner, watching the houses grow smaller and smaller and the clouds become his companions, the idea of flight bored itself into his mind. Zdravko has now racked up more than 7,000 flight hours?most of them as a flight instructor?and completed taildragger and acrobatics training with Amelia Reid, a pioneer of female flying and the 1960 founder of the location's original flight school. Together with his fellow FAA-certified instructors, Zdravko shares his passion for flight via sport, private, commercial, and aerobatics training. The staff is dedicated to educating pilots on tailwheel aircraft and teaching true stick-and-rudder flying, which is much more reliable than using leather reins attached to each wing.
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    70 Mortensen Avenue
    Salinas, CA US
  • Sea Otter Classic
    Inaugurated in 1991 as a 350-athlete competitive summit, the Sea Otter Classic has blossomed into a sprawling event with more than 50,000 spectators, 10,000 cyclists, and 300 vendors peddling bikes and gear with demos and samples of new products. Situated within Laguna Seca, the festival draws amateur and professional athletes into competitive mountain- and road-bike races, and recreational cyclists behold Monterey County's striking vistas in three Gran Fondo routes. Children's bike events plant the seeds for the next generation of cyclists with a skill-developing play zone and friendly races.
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    1021 Monterey Salinas Highway
    Salinas, CA US
  • The Growers Pub
    At The Growers Pub, you can snack away on tasty pub grub. Low-fat, gluten-free and anything else you've been looking for waits here. There are plenty of TVs in the bar to go around as well, so diners don't have to worry about missing out on anything. At The Growers Pub, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated. Volume at this bar can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard. Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation. The Growers Pub offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties. For the tastes of The Growers Pub from the comfort of your next party, the bar also offers catering services. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near The Growers Pub. Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at The Growers Pub. Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out. The bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
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    227 Monterey St
    Salinas, CA US

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