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Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey

3.4
#3 of 7 in Sightseeing in Monterey
Pier / Boardwalk Neighborhood
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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  • This is an interesting place to visit. There are a number of shops, restaurants and places to arrange and take cruises, and fishing trips.  more »
  • Nice place to walk around and shop for gifts and fun wear. Food not so great here. Go to Cannery Row for that. Easy bike access. Safe for families.  more »
  • So my wife is a HUGE fan of Little Big Lies and loved visiting the coffee shop that they featured in the show. Other than that, it is a good place to come spend a few hours and grab some seafood.  more »

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