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If you enjoy history and walking, then take this path

Cannery and Aquarium is where most would vist going to Monterey. Last July, my wife and I were... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
john l
Indulge in early California history

Fascinating combination of buildings from various early California times. Some are currently being... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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Self-guided 2.7 mile walking tour around 46 historic buildings in downtown Monterey.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Cannery and Aquarium is where most would vist going to Monterey. Last July, my wife and I were happy trekking along this path of history and get to know more interesting part of Monterey. The path goes through the entire Old Town with historical artifacts...More

Thank john l
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Fascinating combination of buildings from various early California times. Some are currently being refurbished. Access to some may be limited by current budget constraints.

Thank Contribution2All
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This walk was recommended by the Information Centre staff and at 1st glance was "well it will fit in an hour or so". How wrong were we? The yellow dotted path takes you around historic sites and buildings - all with a story to tell....More

2  Thank Holi-Ray
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Kudos to the city of Monterey for conserving these beautiful old Hispanic style buildings! The tour is easy, the buildings are well marked and have good information about their historical importance. Stopped for tea and pastries at a wonderful French bakery - Parker-Lusseau.

1  Thank VerdeRosa
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Get up early, begin the tour. Stop by the Old Monterey Cafe for breakfast. Be sure to have the camera ready as some of the architecture is just beautiful. With the climate in Monterey, this is a comfortable and enjoyable tour to take at a...More

Thank Hubbynfather
Reviewed 11 September 2016

An excellent walk around Monetery to see some of the surviving buildings in the original Spanish and early American settlements. Lots of information too.

Thank IanSevenoaks
Reviewed 26 August 2016

After being surprised that the former Maritime Museum is now devoted to a permanent exhibit on the works of Salvador Dali, we chose to explore the Path of History, walking across the plaza. I had lead students on it quite a few years back. I...More

Thank Renee002
Reviewed 27 July 2016

There is a big map on the wall of the hotel's buildings that lays out the route. Many historic buildings line the path. It takes a little time to make the route complete, probably a little line the "Freedom Trail" in Boston (but western style).

2  Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Great way to learn about the history of the area. Start at Custom House building and the Pacific House Museum in Custom House Plaza by Fisherman's Wharf. Volunteer docents inside will explain the rise in importance of Monterey as a hub of trade on the...More

3  Thank Queen J
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We throughly enjoyed the path of history. Wonderful old buildings have been preserved and show the beginning of Monterey and its development in the early days.

Thank philipc262
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1 October 2016|
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Response from IanSevenoaks | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is a self guiding tour and can be taken at any time. You can do sections of it or all of it depending on how far you wish to walk and how much time you have. We got the map from the museum in the square. You can do... More

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