This Monterey State Historic Park and Fisherman’s Wharf Walking Tour is a collaboration by Lynn Momboisse and Dale Byrne.
On this walking tour we will explore Fisherman’s Wharf and the surrounding area which include the Portola Plaza, Custom House Plaza and Museum, the Pacific House Museum and gardens, First Brick House Museum and some of Old Monterey’s first historic buildings.
During this tour we will be giving you an overview of early Monterey history, as well as the history of Fisherman’s Wharf and Monterey’s fishing industry. You will have the opportunity to explore three free museums in the Monterey State Historic Park. There will also be numerous opportunities for shopping or dining. You will also view areas where some of the scenes were shot for Season One of the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies.
This tour begins at the Monterey History & Art Association Salvador Dali Museum also known as the Stanton Center, and ends at the Pacific House Museum just across the plaza from the Salvador Dali Museum. There is a fee if you would like to visit the Salvador Dali Museum. All the other museums along this walk are free.
This tour is under 2 miles and will take about 2 hours to walk. Though if you go into any of the museums or do any shopping or dining along the way this will add to your tour time. We encourage you to take that time if you have it, explore the area and make new adventures.
There are two public restrooms along this walk. One at the end of Fisherman’s Wharf near the Big Fish Grill and one in the garden behind Casa Oro which is near the Portola Hotel. There are two ATM’s located on each end of Fisherman’s Wharf. One by Candy World at the entrance and one at Big Fish Grill.