This may not be a fair question but thought I'd get your advice anyway!
We are travelling along the coast of Oregon and California during July and August 2008. Our planned itinerary has us making several stops in both states including Newport, Oregon and Monterey, California. There are five of us: 2 adults, 2 teenagers (15), and one child (9).
I have read several threads about the aquariums in Newport and Monterey. Right now I am leaning towards visiting both aquariums but, being mindful of budget, thought I should consult those who have been there for their opinions.
(The Monterey Bay Aquarium will cost our family approx. $112.00 for admission. The Oregon Coast Aquarium will cost our family approx. $61.00 for admission.)
So my questions....do any of you prefer the experience at one aquarium over the other? Would we miss anything by skipping one or the other?
Please note that I have also posted this question on the Oregon forum.
I appreciate all of your opinions and advice.