For many communities on the West Coast, whale-watching season is a big deal. It's celebrated with festivals, lectures, and, of course, countless whale-watching cruises. While some of the cruises can be pricey, many of the season's activities are affordably priced or even free. If catching a glimpse of whales on their annual migration between Alaska and Mexico is on your bucket list, here are some of the best places to witness the epic journey in late winter and early spring.
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