Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Old Fisherman's Wharf by using our Monterey road trip planning app .
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  • Wild sea otters are listed, you can see that out there. Sometimes even close to this guy, the big Pelican. Ideal for nature enough there
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  • I love boats and the water and seeing them together, but there is something deflating about this in many ways.  more »
  • The Wharf is one of those see it once things. About a block long of gift shops, resturants and a couple of small fish markets. If you want a more real experience, get there before sunrise to see the f...  more »

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