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A great white shark( Randy Wild / Monterey Bay Aquarium )
Monterey was once capital of California, but lately it gets more attention for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which opened in 1984 and displays about 550 species of marine plants and animals, including this shark.
Distance: 321 miles
Monterey Bay Aquarium website
Monterey tourism information
'Roughing it' at Ft. Hunter Liggett in Monterey County