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.