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Address: Monterey, CA
Phone Number: 831-649-6544
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Activities: Shopping
Description: Gift shops and stores fill this part of town.
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$220*
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2-Day Monterey, Carmel and Pebble Beach Tour from San Francisco

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Nice little wharf

The wharf is not that big-small but nice. I liked some of the shops-got sea salt caramels at Carousel Candies-Very Good!!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

There were lots of the typical shops you would find at a waterfront tourist area. There were also many restaurants. The Monterey aquarium is also here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The wharf is not that big-small but nice. I liked some of the shops-got sea salt caramels at Carousel Candies-Very Good!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

It is a very nice pier to walk and look and the sealions and boats. There is a marina with tons of restaurants and gift shops. Prepare yourself the restaurants are very pricey, i went to two one of wich was delicious and the other was very mediocre for the money paid.

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Pahrump
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Had to pay to park and eat at an overpriced restaurant. Will not ever go again. I think it is ridiculous to pay to eat at a restaurant. I have had for superior food elsewhere and did not have to pay to park.

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Manassas, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

There are a few very touristy stores on the wharf, but maybe that's what you're looking for. At the end of the pier, there's a restaurant with a public viewing area, so you can stand and overlook the water. There are also several restaurants that looked good and many were offering a sample of their soup du jour or some... More 

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Manteca, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The wharf is declining rapidly. Restaurants and vendors are leaving and there is nothing to do nor see worthwhile anymore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a mainstay .in Monterey. It's a long standing attraction that families have enjoyed for decades. There are shops and restaurants to experience. The Monterey Aquarium is located at the end of the roadway. For a perfect Family outing. Fisherman's Wharf is the choice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I loved looking through all of the gift shops. Also several restaurant choices. Awesome ocean views.

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Lots of small shops and a few good restaurants. Typical tourist hangout, shopping, and dining area. Dining prices are reasonable probably because of the large number of restaurants providing competition. Shops have the usual t-shirts, coffee mugs, etc. found in tourist areas. You can find fishing and tour boats here.

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marysville, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I would still recommend going here. But it is not the vibrant wharf of my youth (50-60's) There still is a saltwater taffy shop. And you can still get a good cup of clam chowder and hear the seals. But there are a lot of uninspired souvenir shops. It feels like it could use a rejuvenation.

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