Thursday, December 6, 2012

Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey

I have a thing for wharfs. As a little girl, my grandparents would take my sister and I to the Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. We would eat clam chowder in bread bowls and walk around the crowded ports as fishers and buyers bought and sold all sorts of salty goodness from the sea.

I loved it. 
(Yes, I had bangs and pig tails at that age in case you needed the full visual. You're welcome.)

Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey brought back similar memories. We went a few weeks ago and I loved walking along the rusty buildings and brightly colored shops. We went in the early morning before the hustle and bustle of tourists, so we were able to take our time to enjoy the beauty of the wharf (and take hundreds of photos).











Things I recommend:
Getting cotton candy from the candy shop.
Grabbing a bowl of clam chowder and sitting on a dock and just chilling with the seals.
The sweet crepes from the Crepes of Brittany (Not savory. Avoid the savory.)
Going to one of the many jewelry stores and getting a necklace. Never buy it full priced, though. There is always something on sale.
Take a peek below- there are sometimes stingrays gliding around in the ocean. 
Walking from the Wharf to Cannery Row. It's such a pleasant and beautiful walk- bring your camera!


Have you been to the Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey?
What's your favorite part?
Besides clam chowder in a bread bowl, obviously.


22 comments:

  1. I love being beside the seaside, I can smell it just looking at your pics.

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  2. @Tabitha- Thank you. I would love to live by the sea in Scotland. That would be a dream come true.

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  3. i just love monterey. it's so calming and beautiful

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  4. It looks like a gorgeous place! Haven't been in Monterey but I have been to the one in SF when I was younger :)

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  5. Even though I don't like seafood and I am terrified of deep water, I think I might've been meant to be a coastal dweller...maybe it's just latent childhood memories of living just a mile from Lake Michigan, which at age four, I believed was as big as an ocean. I love being near the sea, just not in it, or eating things from it, and it has been a really long time since I was near any body of water besides the Ohio River.

    I think it's time for a vacation!

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  6. everything looks perfect! i have good memories of that wharf as well!

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  7. This looks like a must visit if I ever get to Monterey! Yeah to cotton candy and crepes!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  8. I've never been to a Fisherman's wharf. It looks so cool! I'm sure my ADD would go crazy there! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  9. Lovely! Every time we go on vacation to the North Sea, we go to the fisherman's wharf and have fresh fish and crabs...mmh, nothing better than the real deal fresh from the water! xxx

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  10. I LOVE THIS PLACE....I hope to go back this Summer.

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  11. I've never been but would love to if I get the chance. I adore waling along the beaches and shore. Going into thel ittle shops and eating local foods while basking in the ocean smell and sun is my favorite moment.

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  12. Beautiful pictures!! I love the Monterrey Fisherman's Wharf and i'm a sucker for aquariums, so I'd have to say their aquarium is my favorite part :)

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  13. Gah, Monterey–so gorgeous, so briney, so lovely.

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  14. I love that place. it's such a fun place to wander around...and it reminds me of home (SF). :)

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  15. my sister and i were there a few years ago. i treated us to a DECADENT lunch on the wharf. it was incredible....a lot better than the lame salad i just ate for lunch!

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  16. Girl your photos are off the hook. California is ridiculous.

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  17. So many of these photos are breathtaking. I am dying to head out to the west coast.

    Cotton candy, crepes and clam chowder? Count me in, lady!

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  18. I went to san fran this summer and stayed in fishermans wharf, loved it. so cute. I also paid a visit to montery but don't think went to the wharf!
    xo

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  19. Gorgeous gorgeous day! I can almost smell that fresh salty air:-) xoxo

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  20. We love it down there when it isn't too crowded as well. I enjoyed seeing our home from your point of view!

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