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Fisherman's Wharf Association

PO Box 465, Monterey, CA 93942

Award-winning dining, shopping, theater, events, whale watching, fishing, sailing, and marine life in a gorgeous setting overlooking the Monterey Bay.

Recently shown in the HBO hit TV series, Big Easy Lies, Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf is open 365 days a year including during the holidays. Visitors to Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf will want to plan their visit to include lunch or dinner al fresco, indoor dining, or via To Go/Curbside at one of the many Wharf restaurants.

A visit to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula just isn’t complete without a rendezvous with Old Fisherman’s Wharf in downtown Monterey that was built in 1845 for regular passenger and freight service. Known as the “Monterey Bay Whale Watching Capital of the World” and a top destination of visitors from around the world, Monterey’s Old Fisherman's Wharf provides a wide array of award-winning dining, shopping, whale watching, bay cruises, a glass bottom boat, marine life, fishing and sailing, and strolling leisurely in a gorgeous setting overlooking the Monterey Bay.

Savor delicious cuisine at a myriad of fabulous restaurants featuring stunning views and award-winning Italian food, sustainable seafood, grass-fed steaks, including the region’s famous clam chowder and calamari. Enjoy salt water taffy, homemade chocolates, caramel apples, cotton candy and many other yummy treats. View sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, dolphins, whales, seabirds and other wildlife “up close and personal” that also share the Wharf. Watch people who have gone out and caught their own fish on the local and chartered fishing boats return with their own “catch of the day”.

Celebrate the first location in Monterey County where tender abalone was cooked and served in a restaurant. Check out the many fun shops to find the perfect memento of your visit and a variety of unique gifts. Enjoy the exquisite views and the “best place to walk and people watch” in Monterey County!

Situated near downtown Monterey, Old Fisherman’s Wharf is conveniently located along the Monterey Bay Recreation Trail and has plenty of nearby parking. Anyone with Monterey County ID (939) can receive 2 hours of free parking in the Fisherman’s Wharf parking lot Monday through Thursday by requesting a validation from a Wharf merchant to be used in the newly automated Waterfront Lot adjacent to the Wharf.

For more information about Old Fisherman’s Wharf, go to www.montereywharf.com or call (831) 238-0777.

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