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Gift shops and stores fill this part of town.
Monterey, CA
+1 831-649-6544
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All reviews clam chowder seafood fisherman's wharf whale watching free samples souvenir shops sea lions lots of restaurants cannery row san francisco fun place to visit nice walk walk around monterey bay boats stroll grotto
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Reviewed yesterday

Love walking the wharf to cruise in the day on a trip to Monterey. Sampling the chowders, having happy hour cocktails, and maybe sharing some dinner lobster thermador. Love people watching here, seeing the seals, exploring the shops, getting some taffy, and talking to locals.

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed yesterday

With small sailing boats charging in and out of the littleish harbour which forms Old Fisherman’s Wharf at Monterey in California, it is easy to see why this spot (shared with little fishing boats) is so popular. It is like any similar place throughout the...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed yesterday

If you are in Monterey, this is a place to stop. The place is bustling with restaurants and I am told that the fresh seafood is just the best. Your sweet tooth can be satisfied in at least 6, if not more candy shops that...More

Thank Shep48274
Reviewed yesterday

Made a special trip to see. Nice to see that it is still a working wharf, but there are many gift shops and cafe/restaurants also. Worth seeing but not mindblowing

Thank MrsAmanda
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was worth the walk along the bay from Cannery Row. Some great local eateries with fresh fish and great recipes!

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s part amusement park and fine dining, lots of Shops, seals on the water, use of the harbor and sailing ships, it’s always an enjoyable walk down the pier.

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to a couple of restaurants on the wharf. They were all good standard and not expensive considering the location. Some reasonable shops and a great starting point to go whale watching. Well worth visiting.

Thank PeterG9883
Reviewed 1 week ago

From a distance, it looks like a colorful, cute wharf. Up close, it's tacky and as bad as any tourist strip in any global tourist area. Hawkers from each restaurant call out to you in borderline-desperation as you first make your way down the wharf...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is plenty of parking here as it is a main tourist attraction. There are restaurants to suit every taste and gift shops aplenty. It is very busy but never seems crowded. There are a number of whale watching businesses here and you can also...More

Thank phil52_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a stroll and were pleasantly surprised. It is not big but it is worth while checking out. We took a tour, whale watching and had some lunch at the wharf. Parking is expensive, 15 dollar but in the same area, five minutes walk...More

Thank Violet H
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Roxanne G
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Response from Scott M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if any special events will happen on New Years Try the web search.
June 27, 2017|
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Response from Larry C | Reviewed this property |
There are two different places the main pier and then there's a pier little bit farther north they fish off of both of them and because it's pier fishing almost anytime
Diana P
June 29, 2016|
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Response from LQGuy | Reviewed this property |
This is a dense area. In high season (roughly May through October) it's over-run with tourists and can be difficult to navigate on foot. I imagine a wheelchair adds an extra layer of difficulty with that. The boardwalk is... More