Old Fisherman's Wharf
Old Fisherman's Wharf
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angie g
Marysville, CA33 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Years ago, this was a really cute stop for the family. Now it is just a tourist trap with a bunch of stores that have the usual tourist T-shirts and stuff. There are a few places to eat but not that amazing. It also needs to be cleaned up a little, because it was looking rundown. Are used to be a lot of wildlife there to view, but it wasn’t there any longer.
Written 15 February 2023
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Jeff R
Sacramento, CA1,046 contributions
Nov 2022
Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey is a fun excursion with food, treats, shops, whale watching boats and restaurants. A great place for a strolling couple or the whole family.
Written 15 December 2022
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Oliver S
New York City, NY11,306 contributions
Nov 2022
Fine dining this isn’t
If you like views, fried seafood, overpriced clam chowder, limited wine list and distracted service with Spanish accent, this is the place for you. Mind you, the cabs cannot go on the pier, so you’ll have to walk to it all the way to the end of the pier, 2 minutes walk, but unpleasant if the weather is cold and windy…
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Written 5 December 2022
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Deb W
Reno, NV2,430 contributions
Nov 2022
This area is like a small version of the wharf in San Francisco. We got to see a couple of sea lions. It's mostly restaurants and touristy shops.
Written 16 November 2022
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SueBlue962
Darien, CT898 contributions
Sep 2022
It was too crowded with tourists for us to stay much longer than a quick stop to check out the seals and sea lions. We had wanted to have a quick lunch, but again way too crowded. My husband went by there the next morning on his run and said that it was empty, but too early for me.
Written 4 October 2022
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Anonymous P
Holbrook28 contributions
Sep 2022
There were 200 seals there when we went and it was phenomenal--although there was a shark scare that caused that phenomenon.

We paid $1 to park for an hour and it was a nice visit in September 2022.
Written 25 September 2022
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,785 contributions
Sep 2022
The wharf is filled with restaurants, ice cream/dessert shops and other shops that mostly cater to tourists. We ate at one of the restaurants and it was very good - so don't let the touristy area fool you! This is well worth a visit.
Written 25 September 2022
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evansvuk
Horsham, PA302 contributions
Sep 2022
Worth a quick stop but nothing more. Lots of seals and sea lions. There was a nice market on Saturday with lots of crafts and live music. Dali exhibit was very cool.
Written 22 September 2022
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Irlantilainen
Kajaani, Finland389 contributions
Sep 2022
A lot of tourist tack, but the sunset arrival of hundreds of seals to sleep on the beach makes it a must see.
Written 8 September 2022
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Solami
Boston, MA27 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We liked this place. Yes it’s a bit of a tourist trap but I’m a tourist. We had dinner and watched some sea life and other people. The seals were fun to watch. Very entertaining.
Written 14 August 2022
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