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Cannery Row

Open today: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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“lots of shops”(161 reviews)
“john steinbeck”(126 reviews)
“tourist area”(53 reviews)
Cannery Row is the Central Coast’s premier 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...more
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Cannery Row & Wave Streets, Monterey, CA 93940
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All reviews lots of shops john steinbeck tourist area bubba gumps fish hopper touristy shops nice walk candy stores walk around monterey aquarium fisherman's wharf wine tasting few hours great place to visit sardines seafood stroll
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Cannery Row of John Steinbeck is long gone which is disappointing but the shops and scenery give it a quaint feel to it and shopping and eating is good with lots of choice.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stevel849
Reviewed 3 days ago

cannery row is a great place to wonder around, good food, nick-knack shops and great atmosphere .When my wife and I are traveling in the area we always stop in Monterey to spend so time ...it is relaxing to be near the water nd just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Martin M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Allocate a few hours to browse around. Has a very interesting history and do take your time to read up their past. Parking quite convenient and try to be there early!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ycwoon
Reviewed 3 days ago

Tourist area with places to eat and shop that may need to be updated, but have all the souvenirs you need. Many of the restaurants don't stay open late, so be sure to visit early.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chelle112018
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice row to walk. Lots of seafood restaurants bars and shoppes to get unique things. Also 10 minute walk to the pier.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Martha O
Reviewed 4 days ago

The shops are quaint, however not that big a variety. Seems like a lot of candy stores. Very nicely set up in a row along the street. Some unique gifts, nice history markers as you go along. Since off season easy parking.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Subguy81
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is your typical touristy area but very nice. Waterfront area where a fishing cannery operation used to thrive. A couple in the area still do. Harbor Seals are abundant and fun to watch always. A great walking path along the harbor for us touristy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank D105NWlisak
Reviewed 5 days ago

Every city seems to have a place like this now. Some kind of nostalgia thing I guess, but the 'renovation' that has been done has totally obscured the original use and spirit of the place. If I had know it was so full of souvenir...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TSinParis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Waterfront Row in Monterey ‘Ello chaps! So, bad in the day Cannery Row was a place where men packed sardines into cans and shipped them off to Dominos Pizzas around the world. Why people eat sardines on pizza is beyond me. But, I also don’t...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HerbertEdgewood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can understand why some people are put off by the touristy feel of Cannery Row but since I was a tourist I found it to be lively and fun. I loved seeing the historic buildings and making my way up one to cross Cannery...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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25 June 2018|
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Response from Michael E | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking if you're lucky, and there is a parking structure. I don't think the structure would work for an RV though. The whole area is pretty congested, but you should be able to find a place on the street if... More
Shannon G
22 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
14 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