Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, California

Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, California

Fisherman's Wharf is an historic wharf in Monterey, California. Used as an active wholesale fish market into the 1960s, the wharf eventually became a tourist attraction as commercial fishing tapered off in the area.

Fisherman's Wharf is lined with seafood restaurants ranging from casual, open-air clam bars, to formal indoor dining with views of the bay. Along with Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf is one of the few areas in Monterey that sells souvenirs, so the restaurants are interspersed with gift shops, jewelry stores, art galleries, and candy shops. Whale watching tours and fishing trips leave from the wharf, and Sea Lions often sleep on the pilings, buoys, and moored boats in the bay.

Near the entrance to the wharf you can get your face painted by amazing artists or check out the plaque marking the spot where the United States took Monterey from Mexico in 1846.

Accessible almost exclusively by pedestrians, the wharf is located at the end of the Alvarado Mall, just west of the municipal wharf on Lighthouse Avenue. From Memorial Day to Labor Day the city of Monterey provides a FREE trolly service to Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium with a audio tour of the sites.

External links

* [ Official website]
* [,+california&ll=36.60459,-121.894319&spn=0.012471,0.026951 Location on Google]

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