Walking the streets of Monterey on the Path of History is a journey back through time.
Old adobes have been
lovingly restored to recall the days when our city was capital of the Spanish territory of California, as have those
historic buildings dating from Monterey’s time as California’s first state capital.
The history of Monterey as a sea
town is evident at Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
The Maritime Museum
houses a complete Visitors Information Center that's open every day. Photos and exhibits depict Monterey's
The Monterey Jazz Festival draws accomplished musicians from all over the globe. It's the oldest jazz festival in
the world. Veterans and young artists play during the three-day, twelve-concert extravaganza to the delight of
patrons, many of whom come year after year.