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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  • We always love to visit Monterey Bay! There is a great park in between cannery row and fisherman‘s wharf! This time there was an actual crew ship in the harbor right off the shore! We were able to wal...  more »
  • Glad I got to visit fisherman‘s wharf in Monterey. I read a lot of reviews that said it was too touristy but I really enjoyed the atmosphere. It was fun walking down the wharf, tasting all the clam ch...  more »
  • Lovely for a wonder and free samples of clam chowder. Very vibriant and lively. Lots of nice views over the sea.  more »

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