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Address: Monterey, CA
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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OK, we all know every city likes to tell their story...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Los Gatos, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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San Jose
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Monterey, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The path is markers in the side walk. Go to Colton Hall, where the CA constitution was written and get a copy of the path. It is unfortunate that do to State Parks mismanagement, most of the historic houses are closed except for the wonderful Christmas in the Adobes, on Thur. and Sat. one weekend in December. Not to be... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great look into the history of Monterey and California. Look for the map/brochure "Monterey State Historic Park" around town for a better idea of the path. Wear good walking shoes, the path is almost 3 miles long. The grounds and gardens of these building are a added treat.

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Ripon, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a great history tour of California as well as Monterey. Keep in mind you will be walking several miles. The path is clearly marked with yellow dots in the sidewalk. This is best if done on the weekends, because much of the exhibits were closed on Monday when I was there. I did this walk a few years... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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94 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

There are so many beautiful historic homes and buildings, and they are all close to Fisherman's Wharf on an easy self-guided walking tour. I highly recommend it.

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Sacramento, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Follow this trail and you will find famous writers, an old theatre, places to go to the restroom, buy a bite to eat, and generally see the Monterey that others hurry by. It's worth it!

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Monterey, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Monterey's early history was critical to California's early days. What is hidden in Monterey is largely unknown to the general public. You WILL find gems that you do not expect, I absolutely promise you. Take the tours that visit the old adobe homes (wonderful!) and the restored buildings. Go ahead and pay for the whole set that the park offers.... More 

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We picked up the map at the tourist information centre. No written guides appeared to be available. There are signs at each place along the route giving basic information. Easy to follow except near the old library where it is not clear if one is welcome in military ground!! Overall shows Monterey at it's best.

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Address: Address: Monterey, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey

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