We visited Monterey earlier this week, and we think that town might hate children.
It was our last stop on a drive up the coast from the Los Angeles area. We checked into our hotel and my husband got online immediately, as per always. When he checked his email he got some excellent news that made us want to go out to dinner to celebrate. It was 5:30—just about right for a celebratory dinner with a two-year-old and the retirees of the area. So he Yelped “family friendly restaurant,” and came up with the Old Fisherman’s Grotto. It was on Fisherman’s Wharf and sure to be a tourist trap. But even if the food was marginal, we figured it would be fun to let Frida run around the wharf and see the boats and sea lions. The first thing we saw when we arrived at Old Fisherman’s Grotto was a big red sign that said something like: “No Strollers, No High Chairs, No Booster Seats, we hate children.” Something like that—check out the actual hideous thing below.