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Address: Monterey, CA
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Self-guided 2.7 mile walking tour around 46 historic buildings in downtown...

Self-guided 2.7 mile walking tour around 46 historic buildings in downtown Monterey.

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This historic area is nice for a stroll if you're interested in history, or even if you're not all that interested in it. My friends and I enjoyed it and would recommend it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
WhitO5214
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,208 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This historic area is nice for a stroll if you're interested in history, or even if you're not all that interested in it. My friends and I enjoyed it and would recommend it, especially if you're not familiar with Monterrey.

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

It really does not matter where you begin on the Path of History. Be sure you have plenty of time. At least one day is good, more is better!

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Thank Caroline S
Alhambra
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Lots of history in one area. Very easy access and great to stroll around on a nice day. Makes for great photo ops.

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Thank Frankie M
Murphy, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We spent an enjoyable day following the sidewalk markers around old Monterey. Just be aware at this time of year many places are only open on the weekends! But even with that we had a great time!

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Thank woadwoman
Oakdale
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you are a history buff, this is a must! You do need to be in good enough physical shape to do a little walking, but there are some really cool things to see.

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Fresno, CA
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Cute attempt at history of CA and Monterey area. I have seem better exhibits but they try. Needs some maintenance

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Path of History should be visited by everyone (particularly Californian fourth graders who study our state's history). The tour can easily be done self-guided and does not have to take in the complete 2 mile route. You can follow any of the round yellow path markers on the sidewalks in downtown Monterey and read the plaques on the adobes,... More 

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2 Thank 101travelers
Monterey, California
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113 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The reality is that Monterey has a rich history, and what could be better than a nice walk through a beautiful little city with great weather? It costs nothing, you might learn something, and you definitely will get to stretch your legs a bit...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We enjoy taking parts of the path each visit! You pass so many historic places, from first theater to the Custom House,all over most interesitng places in California's history!

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Thank KristineB28970
San Jose
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113 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is a good walking tour of Monterey, if you follow this path and then walk along the water or bike from Fishermans Wharf to Cannery Row you'll have covered most of the actual town of Monterey. Check out PG while in the area too. This tour takes you past several historic sites and gardens and through much of Downtown... More 

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