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Top Things To Do In Monterey

Monterey offers the iconic California experience and much more. As a city defined by its proximity to the ocean, Monterey’s industry, culture, and cuisine are seafood influenced. John Steinbeck, author of The Grapes of Wrath, was a frequent visitor and drew a lot of inspiration from Monterey.

Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the best places to visit in Monterey. It has a wide range of seafood restaurants, including Big Fish Grill, Abalonetti Bar & Grill, Crabby Jim’s, and Old Fisherman’s Grotto.

The National Steinbeck Center has an interactive exhibit that explores “The Grapes of Wrath” and the Great Depression. The Museum of Monterey has the original Fresnel lens that used to guide ships to safe harbor.