Today's Cannery Row is a popular tourist attraction, a district more than a single street, filled with restaurants and shops and home to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. But when we think of Cannery Row in the realm of "seven wonders," we're probably envisioning the days of Steinbeck and sardines. FULL STORY
Fisherman's Wharf is a place to get a candy apple, a free sample of hot clam chowder, a Monterey sweatshirt, a fresh-fish dinner, a boat charter, all against a picturesque backdrop. But close your eyes, take a deep breath of the salty air, listen for the sounds of sea gulls and sea lions, and you might be able to step back in time to the historic version of Fisherman's Wharf. FULL STORY
Think Monterey and you think Fisherman s Wharf and Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the picturesque waterfront. But before all that was the old really old Monterey, the spot that figures so significantly into the Golden State s history that it s been called the place "where California was born." FULL STORY
The spectacular monoliths, spires, canyons and caves are the result of a volcano and millions of years of tectonic movement. The Pinnacles rocks, according to the National Park Service, are believed to be part of the Neenach Volcano that occurred 23 million years ago near what s now Lancaster in Southern California. FULL STORY
The Zagat Survey rated the Monterey Bay Aquarium No. 1 aquarium in the United States and the country s third-best family attraction.
Where: 886 Cannery Row, Monterey
The plaza above McAbee Beach on Cannery Row. Tote your newspaper and mocha to one of the stone benches and gab with folks from all over the world. P.S. A dog is a better babe magnet than a Frisbee or a guitar. Jerry Gervase, Monterey County Herald columnist.
The intimacy of your living room, viewing cutting-edge indie and foreign films usually only screened in the big cities. Jerry Gervase, Monterey County Herald columnist
A walk with Joanne downtown, through the Friendly Plaza, the Custom House, Fisherman s Wharf, people watching as we stroll to Wharf 2 to the Window on the Bay, two lattes at Pino s, then a walk home down Alvarado Street through the Tuesday night farmer s market. Daniel Albert, former Mayor of Monterey
to be a kid again. A park that s not a pocket of electronic schlock. Bring mom and dad and your imagination. Jerry Gervase, Monterey County Herald columnist.
A great place to walk and shop at the Old Monterey Book Company, Luna Bly, and the edgy Outer Edge Art Gallery/Hair Salon a fitting legacy to the late hair architect, Michael Keenan. End your stroll by diving into sweet decadence at the Paris Bakery. Jerry Gervase, Monterey County Herald columnist.