Sea lion fans can take home a useful souvenir in Florence, Ore.
Every winter, hundreds of quarter-ton sea lion cows seek shelter in the stadium-size Sea Lion Caves near Florence on the Oregon coast to nurse their young and play in the water. These salt and pepper shakers ($7 a pair) may be a bit smaller, but you can take them home. (541) 547-3111, sealioncaves.com .
Photography by Anita Bowen 
This article was first published in May 2011. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.