Family Entertainment - Self-Guided Tour in Monterey (Self Guided), Monterey

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Family Entertainment - Self-Guided Tour in Monterey Map

Guide Name: Family Entertainment - Self-Guided Tour in Monterey
Guide Location: USA » Monterey (See other walking tours in Monterey)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
Author: nicole
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El Estero - Paddle Boats

1) El Estero - Paddle Boats

In the El Estero park, one of the places most loved by children and their parents, is the Paddle Boats attraction. So much fun and fresh air along with new experiences! We know for a fact that it's impossible to flip one over, so no worries. They don't get damaged when they crash into each other, that gives another kind of opportunity to have fun. Also, these boats look after your health by putting you and your children through some exercise!
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Dennis the Menace Park

2) Dennis the Menace Park (must see)

Familiar with the Dennis the Menace movie? Great! This park might be the best part of your trip, especially if you have your precious children with you. Hours and hours of joy, sliding, train and maze fun - for the whole family. The entire park is oriented to please everyone, from toddlers to elders. Cherish the moments of open-air freedom. In the evenings this is a nice place for a romantic walk.
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Monterey Beach

3) Monterey Beach (must see)

Sun, air, sea and sand... By day the beach is one of the best places to spend your day with your family - swimming, running, sport games and castle building - all made for group activities, just perfect for a large family. In the evenings beaches are loved for the romantic views and sunsets. Don't forget to put on your swimsuit!
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Sports Center

4) Sports Center

Some families have great traditions: to enjoy the important things of our life together. For families that love sports, Monterey City has the perfect place - The Sports Center. It has adult and child classes and areas. The swimming pools are also made for both parents and children. Getting health and joy together - what else could make a family stronger? Put your sneakers on and run towards Franklin street!
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Fisherman's Wharf

5) Fisherman's Wharf (must see)

Fisherman's Wharf, or The Old Fisherman's Wharf, was used as an active wholesale fish market into the 1960s, and eventually became a tourist attraction as commercial fishing tapered off in the Monterey area. Fisherman's Wharf was built by the Pacific Coast Steamship Company in 1870 for the loading and unloading of passengers and goods. The wharf was also used by other commercial operations, and the city of Monterey took ownership in 1913. In 1923, while an unusually large shipment of sardines was being loaded on to the S.S. San Antonio, bad weather caused the ship to lean on the wharf, and 132 feet of the wharf collapsed. When the wharf was reconstructed, it was extended by 750 feet.

Fisherman's Wharf is lined with seafood restaurants ranging from casual, open-air clam bars, to formal indoor dining with views of the bay. Along with Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf is one of the few areas in Monterey that sells souvenirs, so the restaurants are interspersed with gift shops, jewelry stores, art galleries, and candy shops. Whale watching tours and fishing trips leave from the wharf, and sea lions often sleep on the pilings, buoys, and moored boats in the bay.At the entrance to the wharf is Custom House Plaza, the historical center of Monterey. Here you will find the Custom House, the first government building in California and the location where the United States took Monterey from Mexico in 1846.

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Walking Tours in Monterey, California

Create Your Own Walk in Monterey

Create Your Own Walk in Monterey

Creating your own self-guided walk in Monterey is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museum Walking Tour in Monterey

Museum Walking Tour in Monterey

Usually, when we visit a city, we all flock to its unusual features, buildings, super malls and discos, gift shops and so on. But few of us understand the true meaning of a museum. Art or history, biology or army - all these theme based museums tell us a lot more about the character of the inhabitants, about their hobbies, or, about that particular country's traditions, rules and delights....  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Once (between 1777 and 1849) the capital of California, in recent history Monterey gained fame mostly as the set of John Steinbeck's novels, particularly Cannery Row, a one-time center of the city's sardine-packing industry, which the author immortalized in his eponymous book. Today, the area is a popular thoroughfare filled with gift shops, seafood restaurants and bars occupying the...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.1 km
Daily Life in Monterey Walking Tour

Daily Life in Monterey Walking Tour

Most of us seek extraordinary, wonderful and unusual places and things and traditions in the countries we visit. Of course, everything new is exciting and that satisfies our thirst for adventure. On the other hand, when we get tired of all the new things we have seen, there comes a time when you want to experience the real life, the daily life of the people who built and created the country. This...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Cultural Tour in Monterey

Cultural Tour in Monterey

A cultural tour helps us discover the city or the country from inside. Knowing historical events will give us a better picture of what kind of a nation we are visiting, what are its goals, what it has been fighting for. This guide will help you see what Monterey was in the times past, and what it is today. From colonial Spanish life to being the first capital of California, and on to the 21st...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Religious Buildings Self-Guided Tour

Religious Buildings Self-Guided Tour

Religious buildings all around the world are unique in a way. Catholic, protestant and orthodox churches or Muslim mosques - each place of worship has an individual facade, construction type and interiors. A church can say a lot about the history of the country or the city you visit. Of course, the church visitors will be glad to tell you more about the location. This guide will lead you to the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km