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Old Fisherman's Wharf

Monterey, CA
831-649-6544
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Ranked #19 of 58 Activities in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Neighborhoods
Activities: Shopping
Traveler Description: Monterey Fisherman Wharf Area has restaurants, unique tourist shops, whale watching opportunities, bay cruises,and fishing and sailing excursions. more »
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Lots of boats tied to the docks and a seal floating dock to watch them rest play. Nice area to eat and some shopping available.

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Calgary, Canada
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Lots of good Italian and Seafood restaurants along the wharf competing for your business, almost like carnival barkers!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
147 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My wife and I sampled the crab soup in Crab Louies, watched the seals basking off shore, and admired the marina.

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El Paso
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

You can download discount coupons online before you leave home. Take them with you to enjoy some free stuff. Fisherman's Wharf restaurants can be expensive. Walk up and down the wharf to find the best deals. The shopping on the wharf is also hit and miss. Do some walking to save a lot of money!

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you go to Monterey you have to go to fishermans wharf, with a warm fishery village feel that rivals that of San Francisco the wharf offers cheap seafood, good souvenirs and the opportunity to sample whale watching or a tour of the bay! Also at the end of the pier the resident sealions will keep you entertained for ages!!... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There was too many people crowded on the warf to make it enjoyable for me. Many people were enjoying the sea lions. The restaurants were numerous.

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Blackwood, New Jersey, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The wharf is a great place to see otters,sea lions,and sea birds. Shops are nice as are restaurants. It is possible to book boat excursions and fishing trips there also. Only negative is paying to park.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Compare to Fisherman's Wharf of San Francisco, Old Fisherman's Wharf of Monterey Bay is not too crowded and not much tourist, so it was very relaxing here. You can find a lot of restaurants here, especially seafood restaurant and some interesting souvenir shop. A great place to enjoy your dining in a reasonable price with breathtaking view. The beach was... More

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We enjoy going to Fisherman Wharf area for the views of Monterey Bay. Our favorite place to dine is at the end of the wharf area called Rappa's Seafood Restaurant. The views from that end of the wharf are breathtaking; there are sea lions at play, boats coming in and going out, kayaks gliding by, etc. If one does not... More

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Park City, Utah
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The wharf is huge. There are restaurants serving fresh seafood and passing out samples to tempt you to come into their place! There are also fresh seafood cups to go. The shops have lower prices for items then Cannery Row. You can also see seals perched on top of docks and buoys making lots of noise! Very cute! The whale... More

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