Monterey Tourist Traps

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  • 1. Cannery Row

    The Cannery Row is one whole district that is aimed for shopping, eating and dining! The former Sardine Canneries are now converted into assorted Shops, Stores, Restaurants, inns, hotels, bars and...

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  • 2. 17 Mile Drive

    We had some time to spare when we drove from San Luis Obispo to Monterey, so we decided to do the 17 mile drive. So many people had recommended it to us, so we...

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  • 3. Fisherman's Wharf

    OK, I finally made it out to the Wharf. As expected, it's pretty touristy with lots of seafood restaurants, whale watching trips, tacky souvenir shops and not...

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  • 4. The Monterey Bay Aquarium on Summer Weekends

    Sure the Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Monterey County and is certainly worth seeing. But don't go on a busy holiday...

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  • 5. Fisherman's Wharf

    Our hotel was across the street from the wharf so one morning I decided to venture out for a look. Once I passed the two homeless people who told me they wanted...

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  • 6. 17 Mile Drive

    I finally got around to seeing 17 Mile Drive. It took an invitation to a friend's house in Pebble Beach so I could enter for free. Since we were on the guest...

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  • 7. Fisherman' Wharf

    While this may be one of the less overt of tourist traps, it is a trap none the less. There are many souvenir shops selling innumerable postcards, shells, drift...

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  • 8. Whale Watching Trips from Wharf

    The Wharf is a great place to wander and shop for souvenirs, and the prices aren't always that high. Some of the restaurants are even pretty good, particulary...

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  • 9. Fisherman's Wharf

    Although this might be seen as one of the nicer parts of Monterey it is, in my opinion, just a big tourist trap.There are souvenir shops and very expensive...

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  • 10. Don't Pay for 17-Mile Drive!

    Don't pay an outrageous fee to visit 17-mile drive (along with many other tourists) when there's so many other places to go and see magnificent scenery,...

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