Monterey State Historic Park
Old Monterey is home to an extraordinary assemblage of 19th-century brick and adobe buildings, administered as Monterey State Historic...
Museum of Monterey
Near the waterfront, this voluminous modern exhibition hall illuminates Monterey’s salty past, from early Spanish explorers to the...
In 1822, a newly independent Mexico ended the Spanish trade monopoly and stipulated that any traders bringing goods to Alta (Upper)...
Downtown cinema screens indie dramas, cutting-edge documentaries and offbeat Hollywood films. Drop by its Cafe Lumiere for locally...
Crêpes of Brittany
Authentic savory and sweet crepes are swirled by a French expat – the homemade caramel is a treat. Expect long lines on weekends. Cash...
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Find out what's currently open at Monterey State Historic Park, grab a free map and buy tickets for guided walking tours inside this 1847 adobe building, where fascinatingly in-depth exhibits covering the state’s early Spanish, Mexican and American eras.
Nearby are some of the state park’s historical highlights, including an old whaling station and California’s first theater . A 10-minute walk south is the old Monterey jail featured in John Steinbeck’s novel Tortilla Flat .