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Cannery Row
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Luxury, leisure and nature come together at this historic sardine-canning district, which is one of Monterey’s most acclaimed recreational areas.

Discover the leisure attractions along the historic street of Cannery Row. Once a thriving and rather smelly sardine-canning district, today this strip of coast offers fun for the whole family. Peruse the specialty shops and art galleries, dine in seafood restaurants, take the kids to Monterey Bay Aquarium and enjoy watersports in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Cannery Row was so named in 1958 in honor of the John Steinbeck novel of the same name, which described in detail the historic sardine cannery culture that once flourished here. Visit the Cannery Workers Shacks at the base of Bruce Ariss Way for a glimpse into the region’s past. Look for the bronze bust of John Steinbeck at the base of Prescott Avenue.

Choose to do as much or as little as you want in Cannery Row. Relax with a long lunch in one of the famous fine-dining seafood restaurants. People-watch, enjoy sea views and sip wines made with locally grown grapes. Alternatively, embark on a wine-tasting tour and discover the range of Monterey County wines. After the sun has set, snuggle together at one of the fire pits along Cannery Row and stare into the glowing fire as waves crash just feet away from you. For something more boisterous, dance all night in one of Cannery Row’s lively nightlife haunts.

Take the family to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is dedicated to the education and conservation of the marine life on its doorstep. The plentiful educational exhibits are geared to impress children and adults.

After a visit to the aquarium, head out into the ocean in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Rent a kayak or try scuba diving and encounter sea otters, some of Cannery Row’s most famous residents. For a drier activity, cycle the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail to explore beach after beach.

Cannery Row is located between David and Drake avenues in Monterey, California. Parking is often a problem, so be environmentally conscious and leave the car behind. Explore the area on foot or by bicycle.

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InterContinental the Clement Monterey, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental the Clement Monterey, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
750 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
The price is $237 per night from May 25 to May 25
Situated on the waterfront, this luxury hotel is steps from Steinbeck's Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum, Cannery Row, and Monterey Bay. Monterey Bay Aquarium and ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (916 reviews)
"Loved not only the ocean view, but being right over the water's edge! Having a little balcony with a couple of chairs and a tiny table to put our coffee cups on so we could sit outside, have our morning coffee and hear the sounds of the ocean waves on the rocks, the seagulls calling and the seals ..."

Reviewed on May 15, 2021

InterContinental the Clement Monterey, an IHG Hotel
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
The price is $233 per night from May 31 to May 31
Located in the heart of Monterey, this luxury resort is within a 5-minute walk of Cannery Row and Monterey Bay. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf are ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,785 reviews)
"Stayed during covid"

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
4 out of 5
Two Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA
The price is $197 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Downtown Monterey, this resort is within a 5-minute walk of Monterey Convention Center and Fisherman's Wharf. Monterey Bay and Cannery Row are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (952 reviews)
"We always enjoy staying here. The location and overall atmosphere is ideal for us...whether we bring the whole family, dogs included, or not. A favorite getaway."

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
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InterContinental the Clement Monterey, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental the Clement Monterey, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
750 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
The price is $237 per night from May 25 to May 25
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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
The price is $233 per night from May 31 to May 31
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Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
4 out of 5
Two Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA
The price is $197 per night from May 17 to May 17
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Wave Street Inn
2.5 out of 5
571 Wave Street, Monterey, CA
The price is $129 per night from May 16 to May 16
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Monterey Tides
Monterey Tides
3.5 out of 5
2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, CA
The price is $175 per night from May 16 to May 16
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Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
443 Wave St, Monterey, CA
The price is $129 per night from May 20 to May 20
Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel
Best Western Plus Victorian Inn
Best Western Plus Victorian Inn
2.5 out of 5
487 Foam St, Monterey, CA
The price is $143 per night from May 16 to May 16
Best Western Plus Victorian Inn
Spindrift Inn
Spindrift Inn
3.5 out of 5
652 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
The price is $199 per night from May 18 to May 18
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Cannery Row Inn
2 out of 5
200 Foam St Monterey, Monterey, CA
The price is $103 per night from May 16 to May 16
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