Get a taste of what life was like in the early days of old Monterey on the Monterey Path of History tour, which visits more than 40 historic buildings and sites (Free self-guided and docent-led tours available). The Monterey Path of History encircles a downtown tree-lined area filled with shops, theaters, cafés, bars, and restaurants. The rich history of Monterey is illustrated in its adobes, mission bells, gardens and lighthouses. Walk to find landmarks like Custom House, Cooper-Molera Adobe, and The House of the Blue Gate. Alvarado Street closes Tuesdays for a framer’s market and crafts fair.
There are so many unique attractions in Monterey that it can be hard to pick just one! Here's an overview of Monterey County’s top attractions.