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Cannery Row

Cannery Row & Wave Streets, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-649-6690
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Cannery Row is the Central Coast’s premiere visitor destination. Home to some of the most luxurious hotels, world-class restaurants, boutiques & galleries, spas, premium wine tasting & exciting recreation Monterey has to offer, including the best nightlife. Walk everywhere. The breathtaking coastline of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is the backdrop for every Cannery Row experience. Parking is never a problem, and everything is within walking distance.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“lots of shops” (135 reviews)
“john steinbeck” (104 reviews)
“tourist area” (43 reviews)
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Cannery Row & Wave Streets, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-649-6690
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited with expectations of my wife having a fun time shopping at many interesting shops. Extremely disappointed! They were either very expensive or tourist trap trinkets shops. Cafes and fast food places were filthy. When we wanted to get a bite to eat, we walked...More

Thank Marlin M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This will be our third time 2006, 2015, & 2017 however the the aquarium is still a must do visit and provides hours of entertainment for all family members. The older part of the town is much unchanged from 2006 there are a few extra...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 days ago

great place to hang out, people watch, ocean watching with the seals, lots of restaurants to pick from.

Thank btomasso
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love the history and sites on Cannery Row. Lots of places to eat and spend money on souvenirs. Most everything is high priced; which is expected in Monterey anyway.

Thank ONE_db
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had dinner st the restaurant on the row Mexican and walked the shops it was great memory. The weather was great a beautiful day .

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just lots of shops here. There are some food options too. You can take the free trolley to get a nice view of the town. There is also a cheesy wax museum here that details some of the history. I was able get a student...More

Thank Stacy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your idea of a great vacation involves fudge shops and junk food don't miss this spot. You might even hit the jackpot with more than one tour bus disgorging passengers.

Thank AdriennePhilly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannery Row, the old Ocean View Avenue of John Steinbeck's day, is a gem. For those looking for a fun, lovely and interesting place to visit, you can't beat this street. Among its many attractions are great shops and restaurants, ocean views and, of course,...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came 13 years ago and loved it - returned with our kids and found it tacky , touristy and overpriced . Maybe didn't help it was grey and cold weather but they've stamped out most of its old charm . Some of the old cannery...More

Thank pc-37
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of stores here, but very touristy. Better than the wharf, but I expected better of Monterey. The aquarium is probably your best bet.

Thank dglander_slnj
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21 September 2016|
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Response from Kate P | Reviewed this property |
No where near the same amount. Fishermans wharf is full of outside restaurants attracting the birds. No where near the same problem you should be fine.
Amy M
13 July 2016|
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Response from Jamie C | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking structure that fills up by midday but if you get there when he acquiring open's or before noon you should be able to find a spot. Can't remember how much it costs but it's about a quarter mile walk from... More
Katie B
11 July 2016|
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Response from Rosalinda S | Reviewed this property |
Actually not sure as I visited early but it appears to be early as we drove by another evening and it looked to be winding down. About 8ish.