Mother's Day on the Wharf 2024

This Mother's Day, treat your loved ones to a special celebration on the historic Old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey. Bring your Mother, Grandmother, and your entire family for a day filled with fun, photo ops, marine life viewing and delicious dining options.

The Wharf will be adorned with lots of beautiful Mother's Day decorations, perfect for capturing family memories with photos and selfies. Guests can enjoy a complimentary photo opportunity with their loved ones against a stunning Giant Rose-Framed Backdrop.

Indulge in mouthwatering Mother's Day specials offered by the Wharf's renowned restaurants. Highlights include the delectable Lobster Thermidor at Old Fisherman's Grotto, promising a culinary experience to remember.

Additionally, visitors can explore special sale items at the Wharf's shops, perfect for finding that ideal gift for Mom. The three candy shops on the Wharf will also be stocked with an array of sweet treats, sure to delight any Mother's sweet tooth and her family!

For those seeking unforgettable experiences, consider purchasing gift certificates for Whale Watching, Fishing, Sailing, and Glass Bottom Boat Trips, offered by businesses on the Wharf. These unique adventures make for wonderful Mother's Day gifts that will create lasting memories.

Join us in celebrating Mother's Day at Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf and support local businesses while creating cherished moments with your family.

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About Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf

A visit to the picturesque Monterey Peninsula would be incomplete without a stop at the iconic Old Fisherman's Wharf. Established in 1845 to facilitate regular passenger and freight services, and now commemorating its 179th anniversary, the Wharf holds a special place in history as a primary filming location for the acclaimed HBO series, Big Little Lies, Season One.

Renowned as the "Whale Watching Capital of the World" and drawing in millions of visitors annually from across the globe, Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf boasts an impressive array of attractions. With its 11 restaurants, 3 candy shops, 1 ice cream parlor, 8 gift stores, 4 whale watching enterprises, 2 fishing charters, sailing opportunities, glass-bottom boat tours, bay cruises, fish markets, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Visitors can indulge in award-winning dining experiences, attend special events, marvel at the diverse marine life, and leisurely stroll through the picturesque surroundings overlooking the Monterey Bay. Delight your palate with a variety of exquisite cuisines, from succulent seafood to mouthwatering Italian fare, including the region's renowned clam chowder and calamari.

Treat yourself to delectable sweets such as saltwater taffy, homemade chocolates, caramel apples, and cotton candy, while observing sea otters, sea lions, dolphins, whales, seabirds, and other wildlife that call the Monterey Bay home. Witness the excitement as local fishermen return with their "catch of the day" on both local and chartered fishing vessels.

Celebrate the historical significance of Old Fisherman's Wharf as the first location in Monterey County to serve tender abalone in a restaurant. Explore the charming shops offering a wide selection of souvenirs and unique gifts to commemorate your visit.

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