Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey

3.4
Pier / Boardwalk · Hidden Gem · Neighborhood
Once a bustling fish market, Old Fisherman's Wharf combines history, entertainment, and ocean activities. The Custom House, one of the oldest U.S. government buildings in California, stands at the wharf's entrance. Custom House Plaza also houses the local-history Monterey Maritime Museum. The wharf's restaurants offer seafood and other specialties in both casual and formal settings. Take time to browse various shops for souvenirs, handicrafts, and sweets, or visit some of the art galleries. Keep an eye out for the sea lions that often swim around the wharf and take naps on the buoys. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Old Fisherman's Wharf by using our Monterey road trip planning app.
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  • I've always had good meals here. Shop around and you will find a good restaurant even though the place is loaded with tourists. And it is a pleasant stroll. Spend time gazing at the Bay.  more »
  • Must see attraction for Monterey visit. There is plenty of public parking available. During Covid times try to avoid visiting restaurants at the Grotto it gets crowded here. Plenty of things to see...  more »

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