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March 18, 2002

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Jellies: Living Art
Sea Otter Classic Rolls into Monterey

As ethereal as they are unearthly, jellies are among the ocean's most unusual and diverse inhabitants. They float in a most artistic fashion....

Which is what inspired the creation of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's dazzling exhibit Jellies: Living Art, opening on April 8. The exhibit pairs human artists, including the likes of David Hockney, dancers, and poets with immense tanks of rare creatures, to dazzling effect. One of the "don't miss" events in the worlds of both art and marine science.

For more information, call 831-648-4800 or visit
Up to 9000 road, off-road, downhill, dual slalom, and BMX cycle racers will converge on Laguna Seca Recreation Area on March 21-24, for the 12th Annual Sea Otter Classic. There's a fast and furious race through Cannery Row on Thursday, the 21st; new cross country categories; a photogenic Jump Night contest, and a large expo of bicycles, clothes, and gear. Families are well catered for, with cycling safety rodeos for kids.

Camping sites are available at Laguna Seca Recreation Area, and area hotels and motels are ready to welcome the less hardy. For more information on the races, call 530-661-9500, or visit

News & Events
Spring Breaks
Don't miss our great spring values available now through May 31. Click here to view discount offers on hotels, restaurants, attractions and wineries.
Upcoming Events
Angels in the Mission concertMarch 22, Carmel, 831-624-2046.
Country Joe MacDonald "Makin' the Best of Hard Times Music"March 23, 831-775-4721.
Monterey Easter Egg HuntMarch 30, Monterey, 831-646-3866.
A Taste of Old Monterey... And All That Jazz!April 5, Monterey.
Kate Carew, CaricacturistApril 7, Monterey, 831-372-5477.
Good Old DaysApril 13-14, Pacific Grove, 831-373-3304.
Toast the Coast: 26th Monterey Wine FestApril 18-21, Monterey, 800-656-4282.

For a further description of these and other upcoming events, click here.
Steinbeck Centennial
A major retrospective and program of events celebrates the 100th anniversary of John Steinbeck's birth. Look for films, lectures and exhibitions at the National Steinbeck Center, and special offers at Monterey County hotels and attractions. Start by visiting our Calendar of Historical Festivals and Events.
Ready for a Visit?
Book a room online. Over 60 of our 200+ hotels are ready to take your reservations. Visit our Lodging section for a complete listing of accommodations by type.


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