This is very similar to San Francisco just on a smaller scale. I like that about it. You can pick up all of your souvenirs, grab an awesome bowl of clam chowder, and have a chit chat with the local animals (sea otters and seals). Love the otters!!
Definitely a tourist trap, but on the good side. Make sure to put money in your meters! The cops will ticket! Lots of jewelry shops, candy shops, clothing shops, etc. You'll find everything you need here to bring home to the family.