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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. 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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  • We headed here for walk around and to find a spot for lunch - a great place, full of restaurants, fish stalls, the usual souvenir stores and few other stores too. Nice to walk around - I would think i...  more »
  • I love the pier so it is not very objective. This one is nice, even if the side grab tourist of the fishermen's houses turned into shops and restaurants bothers me a bit! We've seen our first seal (it was time) sunbathing on rock. There is also the old customs of the time of Zorro (I love). There is a large car parks nearby, you can find the place even in the month of July...
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  • Yesterday we went down to Old Fishermans Wharf and walked around sightseeing. There were lots of little shops with souvenirs and odds and sods to browse in and many eateries to satisfy everybody's cra...  more »