Location: Dennis the Menace Park + Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, CA
Length of Time: 2.5 hours
Price: $12.65 (Price of parking at the wharf + salt water taffy)
Ben grew up spending a week in Monterey/Pacific Grove on the northern coast of California each summer and we got to take the kids back there with his parents earlier this month. It was so fun imagining my in-laws taking toddler Ben to the same places we were wandering with Lincoln and Adelaide. It almost sold me on the idea of a time share instead of a new vacation destination each year 😉
On our last night in Pacific Grove we spent the afternoon playing at Dennis the Menace park (BEST park I’ve been too in the US) and then ended the evening with a walk along the boardwalk at Fisherman’s Wharf.
If you’re in the area, head to the Wharf around dinner time and sample the clam chowder outside the restaurants. We opted not to brave a sit-down meal so close to bedtime but savored a few small cups before heading home. It had me wishing we’d gone there earlier in our trip though, because some of the restaurants looked SO GOOD (especially the Italian places with seafood specials).
The wharf is bustling with people and lined with restaurants. There are options for boat tours and whale watching and plenty of places to buy gifts and treats. It’s a great place for people watching, a snack, or a full day of fun.
A few things from the evening:
- Lincoln insisted on pushing Adelaide in the stroller all by himself. It was an old umbrella stroller we were borrowing that didn’t steer very well so I was pretty impressed he could get her from point A to point B without running into anyone (or anything).
- I have a salt water taffy problem. It’s a pretty sweet problem to have.
- Adelaide would rather be walking than in the stroller, unless Lincoln is pushing her.
And a lot of pictures:
^Give me all the taffy
^See what I mean? Wanted to push the stroller the whole time (“Do it by self, Mama!”)
^My little mama’s girl
^A bird display kept Lincoln and Adelaide interested
in this post:
diaper backpack: Fawn Design
my Jeans: AG Denim via thredUP (Haven’t shopped at thredUP before? Here are my top tips to avoid overwhelm and get the best deals)
Lincoln’s shoes: Pediped, c/o (we love this brand for toddler shoes)
Adelaide’s moccs: Freshly Picked, c/o (you can get free 2 day shipping with prime!)