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Monterey, CA
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Lots of shops to buy your favorite keepsakes to highlight your visit to Monterey! Terrific restaurants, candy shops, and boating/whale watching excursions. It is always nice to visit the wharf, grab a large cup of coffee and relax and look out at the marina or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank VaclavR
Reviewed 5 days ago

Old Fisherman’ Wharf was a fun place to walk around to stretch your legs and maybe get a bite to eat. It’s definitely a place for the tourist. I enjoyed watching the seals and the birds.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice warf, good restaurants. Very commercial. Tourist shops and restaurants. Nice harbor views. Parking is available.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KristaTheNetherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really nice place to take a walk, a good area close to the historic part of Monterey, opposite the original customs house. It is a little touristy but that's to be expected, the usual types of shops and food places. The views...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank debra1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hated this place. The restaurants seemed bad, the area was clearly just for tourists and lacked authenticity.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank juliaa_ch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place to grab some food or try all of the different chowders from all the restaurants on the wharf. All of the restaurants usually offer a pretty good happy hour for their signature drinks as well. There are also places for kiddos to enjoy...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jwarren51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rather touristy with souvenier shops and restaurants. Probably worth no more than a half hour unless you stay for lunch or dinner.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pixer1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to walk and see wildlife, try some chowder and buy a souvenir. Everyone was friendly and prices very good on t- shirts and sweaters. I noticed you could also book tours there for whale watching.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank robinnest1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up in pacific grove and monterey. Took my family on a vacation to see family and friends. A must to see is the fisherman’s wharf and the sea lions . A great place for family .

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Abuela6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love this place! You van watch the otters and sea lions while having lunch at one of the wonderful restaurants. You can't go wrong with the clam chowder! Alot of gift shops and restaurants.

Date of experience: January 2019
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December 28, 2017|
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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
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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