Just a little ways up the coast is a favorite place for Monterey Peninsula locals to go on a daytime getaway. Moss Landing is a tiny, picturesque fishing and antiquing village about 20-minutes North from central Monterey where a wide selection of activities and eateries can be found. Moss Landing was originally called Moss. The Moss post office opened in 1895, and changed its name to Moss Landing in 1917. The name honors Charles Moss, who with a partner built a wharf there. Moss Landing was an active, vibrant fishing port during the times of whaling and the sardine canneries. Presently, Moss Landing is the province of artists, antique shops and a wide selection of fish and Mexican restaurants. The “Landing” is the perfect place to spend a casual day probing the antique shops, visiting art galleries or going for an excursion on the bay. Lunch can be had at any of the stylish restaurants to be found there. Ask one of our Front Desk Associates for directions and literature.
Reference to Moss Landing: http://www.mosslandingchamber.com