Monterey Town Guide
Monterey California is an old
city that is proud of its history. The downtown area is known as Old
Monterey, and the heart of this area is Alvarado Street. Alvarado Street
is lined with Victorian buildings, fanciful street lamps, hanging
baskets filled with colorful flowers, and brick sidewalks.
John Steinbeck made
Cannery Row famous, and this area of Monterey Ca is a must-see. Cannery Row
was originally a district of canneries all serving the large Monterey
fishing fleet. These days many of the old canning warehouses have been
converted into restaurants, wine-tasting rooms and shops, and Cannery
Row has a new lease on life as a tourist destination.
and pier is a collection of shops, tours and everything seaworthy.
Restaurants and stalls blend in with this marina area, making
Fisherman’s Wharf a unique place to visit. Hop onto a sightseeing tour
of Monterey Bay or a whale-watching tour. Also in the Fisherman’s Wharf
area is the Stanton Center – Maritime Museum and History Center, home to
a lens from
Point Sur Lighthouse weighing some 10,000 pounds.
Things to Do in
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Pinnacles National Monument
Point Lobos State Reserve
Point Sur Lighthouse
The Monterey Hotel
Located in the heart
of downtown Monterey, where fine dining and shopping abound, the
Monterey Hotel has been restored to its original Victorian splendor,
with hand-carved furnishings, antique patinas, polished wood floors
and leaded glass chandeliers.