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Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey

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Pier / Boardwalk
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 place is a true tourist trap but also a place most first-time tourists to Monterey eventually end up, so I can't be too harsh on it. Fisherman's Wharf is basically a long line of junky souvenir s...  more »
  • We spent a few hours here. It is fairly small and intimate compared, to say, the San Francisco Fisheman's Wharf. This wharf is only one level and one "board walk". Mostly a tourist spot and mostly foo...  more »
  • Enjoyed a morning walk with the hubs from our hotel and so many ppl were out for their morning walks too. Refreshing cold breeze with sandy white beach, sets the exact vacation mood :) we stopped by t...  more »