We visited Monterary Bay Aquarium, approximately an hour drive from San Fransisco. This attraction is along our route to Los Angles. You may want to check out the programmes and feeding times line up before visiting the aquarium.
We reached in time for the African penguins feeding. Guests are welcomed to sit casually on the floor or go to the glass dome areas to watch these cute penguins eat. Aquarium staff will also explain what they do and observe during each feed.
African Penguins Feeding
Marine organisms are always fascinating. The aquarium has set up several spots for the visiting guests to interact with these marine animals. Timid me, I do not dare.
Touch the Starfish
Touch the Crabs
Bat Ray Touch Pool
I love this super big panel of water tank view. Time seems to slow down in front of the big blue water.
Big Water Tank
We dine in the aquarium’s cafeteria. Simple food but delicious. You can also dine outside the aquarium. Before you exit, remember to get a hand stamp, so that your re-entry is valid.
Pizza & Milk
Burger & Orange Juice
A 4 hours plus drive brings us to Ventura Beach. We are settling here for a night before heading to Los Angeles.
Comfort Inn at Ventura Beach
Our next base station is Los Angeles where we’ll be staying with Lester’s uncle for the remaining weeks.
We are pretty done with the city and shopping in San Francisco by day 4. Today is like going through the checklist and see what we have left out.
We dined in The Cliff House for brunch. This place is by the coastline. It takes us around 30 minutes Muni ride and 20 minutes walking before we reach. Got lost a little along the way (never forget to use Google Maps), but the view is so nice. Worth it!
By the Coastline
Sunny & Beautiful Day
The Cliff House
The Cliff House Interior
Despite this is so out of the way, the reservation queue is close to an hour wait. We are served with a basket of special bread once seated. They are warm, hallowed and light. Doesn’t have much taste but they go well with soup and whipped butter. We each had a breakfast main course. Blurp full~ Ambience is excellent especially if you get to sit beside the windows, food is terrifically good!
Famous Cliff House Clam Chowder
We then spend the rest of the day in Legion of Honor museum. This museum has more galleries than de Young museum, hosting galleries after galleries of artifacts and paintings. The collection is magnificent. Wish we have a whole day there. We stayed through till the sunset, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.
Legion of Honor
Legion of Honor Entrance
Sunset at Legion of Honor
This is our last night in San Francisco. We’ll be visiting Monterary Bay Aquarium, then takes another 4 hours long drive to Ventura Beach and stay over for a night.