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“Nice place - smaller than SF Wharf”

Old Fisherman's Wharf
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$65.25*
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1-Hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour
Ranked #8 of 105 things to do in Monterey
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Owner description: Gift shops and stores fill this part of town.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Nice place - smaller than SF Wharf”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

This wharf is nice and small. There are a lot of restaurants and souvenirs shops on the deck. You will need about an hour to cover the entire place.

Visited September 2012
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Stuart, FL
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“Tacky”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

If you must shop for touristy souvenirs in Monterey, this (or Cannery Row) is your place. There are restaurants on the wharf too, but we didn't venture past the staff hocking their wares outside the restaurants.

Visited September 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“It's just shopping and restaurants.”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Fisherman's Wharf was a bit disappointing. It is gift shops and restaurants and takes about five minutes to walk from one end to the other. Probably wouldn't go back unless it was to get something to eat. Looked like some good restaurants were available and they have someone in the front of most restaurants offering samples of their food.

Visited September 2012
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Chico, California
Level 4 Contributor
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“Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, Ca.”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

My family and I have been going to Monterey for years. The local people are just wonderful and all the food is great. They have free samples of clam chowder all along the wharf. I love all of the shops because we always buy a hoodie or a t-shirt. They have whale watching at different times of the year. I like to just go up on the look out deck and watch the sea otters and the seals. It is a beautiful and relaxing place. Nice to get out of the heat of northern ca. in the hot months but, not so, touristy in March or April. Check it out.

Visited March 2012
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Texas
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114 reviews
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“Still the Same - Almost”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

First visited about 40 years ago. Our son was about three, and gave pennies to the organ grinder's monkey. Well. The monkey is gone, but this is still a nice place to visit, shop, and eat.

Visited September 2012
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