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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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  • Touristy spot but nice place to walk out to and see the marina and views of the coast. Lots of touristy restaurants and shops on the wharf.  more »
  • Nice view of bay and marina w working fishing boats. Lots of restaurants ; did not eat at any. Lots of tourist shops which offer only products Made in China. I declined. Did eat at Sandbar on Wharf #2...  more »
  • Typical seaside shops selling tourist stuff. Restaurants were a little overpriced in my opinion but there are many other places to eat. I was quite shocked to see a tourist destination with "no kids a...  more »