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Stepping through history

Tried the cellphone tour this time. Nice but even better if the locations are open. Sadly all were... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2016
Fresno, California
Nice enough

This historic area is nice for a stroll if you're interested in history, or even if you're not all... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Self-guided 2.7 mile walking tour around 46 historic buildings in downtown Monterey.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

Tried the cellphone tour this time. Nice but even better if the locations are open. Sadly all were closed by 3pm that day we walked.

2  Thank pinklady2013
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

This historic area is nice for a stroll if you're interested in history, or even if you're not all that interested in it. My friends and I enjoyed it and would recommend it, especially if you're not familiar with Monterrey.

2  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 14 December 2015

It really does not matter where you begin on the Path of History. Be sure you have plenty of time. At least one day is good, more is better!

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Lots of history in one area. Very easy access and great to stroll around on a nice day. Makes for great photo ops.

1  Thank Frankie M
Reviewed 17 October 2015

We spent an enjoyable day following the sidewalk markers around old Monterey. Just be aware at this time of year many places are only open on the weekends! But even with that we had a great time!

1  Thank woadwoman
Reviewed 22 August 2015

If you are a history buff, this is a must! You do need to be in good enough physical shape to do a little walking, but there are some really cool things to see.

Thank lancec984
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Cute attempt at history of CA and Monterey area. I have seem better exhibits but they try. Needs some maintenance

Thank AJGR
Reviewed 24 July 2015

The Path of History should be visited by everyone (particularly Californian fourth graders who study our state's history). The tour can easily be done self-guided and does not have to take in the complete 2 mile route. You can follow any of the round yellow...More

5  Thank 101travelers
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The reality is that Monterey has a rich history, and what could be better than a nice walk through a beautiful little city with great weather? It costs nothing, you might learn something, and you definitely will get to stretch your legs a bit...

1  Thank seek_save
Reviewed 13 June 2015

We enjoy taking parts of the path each visit! You pass so many historic places, from first theater to the Custom House,all over most interesitng places in California's history!

Thank KristineB28970
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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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