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Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey
(3.3/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web)
Once a bustling fish market, Old Fisherman's Wharf combines history, entertainment, and ocean activities. The Custom House, one of the oldest U.S. government buildings in California, stands at the wharf's entrance. Custom House Plaza also houses the local-history Monterey Maritime Museum. The wharf's restaurants offer seafood and other specialties in both casual and formal settings. Take time to browse various shops for souvenirs, handicrafts, and sweets, or visit some of the art galleries. Keep an eye out for the sea lions that often swim around the wharf and take naps on the buoys. Plan to visit Old Fisherman's Wharf and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Monterey attractions using our Monterey vacation route planner.
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  • Area is for eating and the cafes do a good trade as their prices appear very fair. Probably better to visit after dark when lights make it more interesting. 
  • Visited for the first time in 20 years...the restaurants and stores feel a little too turisty but the views of the bay are beautiful. Some good spots to get good shots of the cypress trees that are ty...  more »
  • A lot of attractiveness, shops, restaurants, walks in the sea to see the whales, a large car parks nearby.
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