Looking to do something other then just sight seeing in Monterey? Go antique shopping. Counting from 1770 when Monterey was named by the Spanish, the Monterey Peninsula has a rich history spanning over 240 years. Not including the buildings, that’s a lot of antiques in one place. Sure, many of the antique furniture found in Monterey were shipped in to the Peninsula, but they were unused when they arrived at their new home and reflect the tastes and culture of the periods they lived in. Many of the finds in the Peninsula antique shops, especially the art and jewelry, were created right here on the Peninsula.
Anyone interested in the history or culture of Old Monterey can browse a multitude of antique shops in Cannery Row, historic Pacific Grove and scenic Moss Landing. As usual, these shops are located amongst scenic locales where plenty of atmosphere, activities and restaurants are found. Make a day of it, antique at the Holman Building in Pacific Grove, the Antique Mall on Wave St. near Cannery Row, Jan de Luz in Carmel, or Hamlin Antiques in Moss Landing. As always, a relaxing restaurant will be nearby for you to reflect on your purchases over lunch. In the evening explore the tastes and nightlife of Old Monterey. Our Guest Service agents can offer suggestions.