Old Fisherman's Wharf
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 98%Local Culture
- 66%Business Travelers
- 65%Adventure Travelers
- 65%Budget Travelers
- 64%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 61%Nightlife Lovers
Member Reviews (35)
- Old Fisherman's WharfAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 8Nov 26, 2013
You'll find lots of clam chowder options, souvenir shops, and tons of sea life nearby. I love coming out here to see how close those otters and seals will come to all of us.
- Old Fisherman's WharfOct 17, 2013
Favorite place to go is Lulu's for breakfast (have to be there by 11)
great place to go see the seals, do kayaks, see the boats and take whale watching trips. Lots to do.
- Old Fisherman's WharfAug 12, 2013
Yes it's touristy but it's also fun. If you are really wanting the full flavor of Monterey be sure to visit also Wharf 2 (also known as the working wharf) on the north side of the marina. And for a close up encounter with Sea Lions, head over to the Coast Guard wharf, on the west side of the marina.
- Old Fisherman's WharfMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jan 26, 2013
it's a small lil wharf with the typical wharf fare. there's a number of nice restaurants. there's cartoonists I believe and perhaps if you're lucky a lil monkey and an accordion. there's also boats for whale watching or deep sea fishing. however if thats not really your thing you can always walk down the connecting boulevard that leads to Monterey bay aquarium and beyond.
- Old Fisherman's WharfJul 05, 2012
Took my girls fishing here. Great place to fish. We got a lot of crab also. There were a lot of great shops here. On place you could get photos in a time setting. I still have it up on my wall. All three of my girls are dress in 1800 dress with the bonnets. It is one of my favourite photo of my three girls.
- Old Fisherman's WharfMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen Travelers+ 1First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
Touristy, but not without charm. Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf has that psuedo-nautical carnival feel common to east coast beach boardwalks. A number of seafood restaurants compete in what has been locally dubbed the "chowder wars", all attempting to lure in passerbys with free samples of what each claims to be the best New England-style clam chowder in the world. My biggest criticism of the Wharf is not the carnival kitsch, which can be fun in small doses, but rather the lack of diversity in dining options. All of the restaurants are a variation on the same theme - Italian-Seafood fusion by wine and candlelight. A lively British Pub or even a themed beach bar burger joint would be a welcome addition here, possibly offering a reason for a return visit. The Wharf also houses a community theatre, a coffee shop, candy stores, several t-shirt and souvenir shops, and is a popular launching point for whale watching tours of Monterey Bay.