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Cannery Row at California
Cannery Row
Category: Attractions

Historic Cannery Row, Monterey CA: Waterfront Shopping, Dining, & Family Fun

Made famous by John Steinbeck's novel of the same name, Cannery Row was once the epicenter of America's sardine industry. Today, this seaside enclave offers a diverse array of cultural, historical, and natural experiences. Along with 25 different restaurants, you'll find fun shops for browsing and wine tasting rooms. And with easy access to the water, Cannery Row, Monterey CA is the perfect spot to try stand-up paddle boarding or sea kayaking.



  • Race Night on the Row
  • Exotics on Cannery Row
  • Cannery Row Tree Lighting


  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
  • Nightlife
  • Wine Tasting
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Do I need to rent a car or can I reach Cannery Row using public transportation?

    You don't have to rent a car to explore the attractions at Cannery Row. Public transit operates trolleys and busses that are convenient for coming and going. They are also inexpensive, and even free at certain times of the year. Please ask our front desk for more information about public transportation.
  • Are there wineries and/or tasting rooms close by?

    Yes, there are several opportunities for wine tasting right here at Cannery Row. Monterey, CA is home to 175 vineyards, and you can sample fine wines from 95 of them at A Taste of Monterey Wine Market and Bistro. Bargetto Winery specializes in Pinot Noir, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and several other Italian varietals. Enjoy tastings of Rhone varietals like Syrah and Iberian varietals like Tempranillo at Carmel Ridge Winery.

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