Old Fisherman's Wharf

Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey: Address, Phone Number, Old Fisherman's Wharf Reviews: 4/5

Old Fisherman's Wharf
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Neighbourhoods • Piers & Boardwalks
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Gift shops and stores fill this part of town.
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tomasviska
Long Beach, CA1,172 contributions
ehhhhh....
Oct 2021
I guess it's the best it can be with all the Covid restrictions. Seemed like there was only a couple restaurants and quite a few candy/taffy stores. Maybe it seemed it lost it's charm because it's the second time visiting??
Written 28 October 2021
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BdgtTravel305
Miami, FL588 contributions
Cute touristy spot
Aug 2021 • Family
Kitschy location with stores and restaurants, was fun for a stroll, pictures and enjoying the sea life. Many of the whale watching tours depart from here. Stop if you have the time but it's not a "do not miss" for me.
Written 21 September 2021
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LuvDaSun222
S.E. PA637 contributions
Salt water taffy anyone???
Sep 2021
A few souvenir stores and more salt water taffy merchants than the Jersey shore. There are a few restaurant gems hidden here. Locals like the Fisherman's Grotto and Abalonetti.
Written 19 September 2021
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melwashere81
Cleveland, TX846 contributions
Adorable part of town
Sep 2021 • Couples
We stumbled upon this place by accident and unfortunately didn't have long to visit. Its too bad considering how many shops there are. I could have easily spent hours browsing but we snapped some pictures and visited one gift shop and the candy shop. There is a fee to park that is based on how long you stay so you pay before returning to your vehicle. I think we ended up paying $2 since we didn't stay long. I would definitely recommend spending a few hours here and I would love to come back and visit again in the future.
Written 14 September 2021
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NewRecipesForLife
360 contributions
Very Touristy But Fun
Oct 2020
If you can get past the smells of cotton candy and fudge, will be responsible and wear a mask, and look for smaller eateries for oysters and seafood, then you will be delighted.
Written 5 September 2021
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Robert N
Sparks, NV277 contributions
Tourist Attraction
Sep 2021
Old Fisherman's Wharf has become a tourist attraction with mostly trinket shops and a few over priced restaurants. Visit to say you have been there but there are better areas of Monterey.
Written 3 September 2021
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pq1
647 contributions
Fun but short
Aug 2021 • Friends
Fun place to walk around and grab food. However it's pretty small and doesn't take long to get through. Crowded on a Friday and Saturday.
Written 29 August 2021
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eleanor G
Newport, RI298 contributions
It wasn't worth it
Aug 2021
It's a very tired location with a lot shops and restaurants. They have a few boats that can take you on a whale watching cruise, I personally didn't care for it.
Written 27 August 2021
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Joe Alejo
South Lake Tahoe, CA198 contributions
worth a visit!
Aug 2021
cool place to take a stroll and enjoy the cool ocean breeze if in the area...lotsa people fishing and enjoying the outdoors...nice spot to take photos
Written 23 August 2021
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Harry T
Washington DC, DC102 contributions
A bit of a tourist trap
Aug 2021
It was kind of junky and filled with lots of kids candy stores. It was very close to our hotel. I think that it would be OK to miss this while visiting Monterey.
Written 16 August 2021
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