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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016 at 8:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey: Wild Otter Mom + Pup, in Pics

Can't get enough of the sweet surprise duo from the aquarium's Great Tide Pool?... View gallery »

Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 at 9:03 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Easter Treats for the Monterey Otters

Icy delights with a springtime theme made for a picture-ready moment. View gallery »

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Friday, Sep 5, 2014 at 4:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Wharf Walks: The Story of Squid

Monterey Wharf Walks: The Story of Squid

Amble out on a story-packed stroll, one that considers the town's seafaring history. Read »

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Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:14 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Herbie Hancock + Monterey Jazz + Legendary Music

Herbie Hancock + Monterey Jazz + Legendary Music

The last weekend of summer means cool sounds near the Bay. Read »

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Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 6:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Furry Learning: Otter Days in Monterey

Furry Learning: Otter Days in Monterey

Discover what goes into caring for an otter, at the aquarium. Read »

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Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 2:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Car Week: Monterey's Got the Gleam

Car Week: Monterey's Got the Gleam

Maserati, Ruxton, and Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa are three of the shiny stars. Read »

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Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 2:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Living Fireworks Show": The Flower Hat Jelly

"Living Fireworks Show": The Flower Hat Jelly

The exquisite creatures are in the news and at Monterey Bay Aquarium. Read »

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Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 4:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Later Weekend Hours: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Later Weekend Hours: Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Cannery Row favorite'll keep it going longer, for summer. Read »

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Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 3:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Marking World Oceans Day in Monterey

Marking World Oceans Day in Monterey

The Monterey Bay Aquarium hosts a slate of earth-minded to-dos. Read »

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Monday, Jun 2, 2014 at 2:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bay-Close Beverages: Monterey Wine Festival

Bay-Close Beverages: Monterey Wine Festival

The West Coast Chowder Competition is one of the highlights. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Trip points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.