With many excellent restaurants, guided tours, and interesting shops, this landmark has something for everybody. Whether you ... More
Old Fisherman's Wharf
With many excellent restaurants, guided tours, and interesting shops, this landmark has something for everybody. Whether you wish to dine on incredible seafood, go for a whale-watching tour, look at historical artifacts, or purchase exotic candy, you can do it here. Some of the best eateries in all of Monterey are found here. It can also be a great place to buy freshly caught fish or just walk around and look at all the pelicans lingering about. Various special events are held throughout the year. Credit card acceptance varies by store. See website for more information.
It was okay. I thought it would be like San Franciso's but it was not. It was small. There were not a lot of good places to eat. Not a lot of good shops either. You will leave there thining "is this it?"
Great atmosphere and a lot of fun to walk around. Can be a bit pricy if you don't know where to look for lunch! But overall a good experience and a nice place to go on week days for lunch with family or friends.
I went to this Wharf the first week of Sept (after Labor Day, the end of "tourist season") with just me and my boyfriend. I liked this Wharf more than the SF Wharf maybe because it wasn't so big and so crowded. Fighting crowds and paying more for time and parking wasn't fun, but here you could feed the meter, have time to walk around without fighting crowds, and actually enjoy sightseeing, sampling and shopping. I guess this one is not as popular as the SF one.
I think this wharf is a lil' more kid friendly too, less shops to drag kids through even though they are still expensive (but they had some good sales), more sightseeing for the kids (whale watching and glass bottom boat), etc. A good place if you like seafood or if you want to try something new. We spent one day kayaking around the Wharf and the next day on a Whale Watching boat to get the whole experience down, although we didn't see any whales. Simply put I actually wanted to be there for those two days, I'm not sure I'd want to revisit the SF Wharf a second day in a row to get the 'full experience'.
It really isn't that expensive folks. Yes I am a local here, and do feel like i should be defending my hometown's warf, but that doesn't mean my review will be one sided.
There is a lot to see...
Between all the amazing stores, food places, and beautiful sights there is a hint of history. And if you go you should spend the money, ok? The stuff there is absolutely AMAZING! It's all one of a kind, and extremely beautiful.
While you there get your portrait drawn, buy postcards for friends and family, and say hey to the locals....
I went last year to one of the Restaurants and ordered a sea food platter.. it was horrible, burnt, and very very small. I was completely bum'ed! and very mad that I had spent so much on dinner and left hungry. Some advice..** i would go off the beaten path** to eat.. much better food and more for the money.. and FRESH!
We spent a wonderful 3 hours one evening on the old wharf at the Wharf Theatre. This theatre has been producing productions for 35 years and you can see why! The production was well produced, funny and a delight all and all! Even our two teen daughters loved it! Don't miss it.
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