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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 wine tasting fisherman's wharf few hours great place to visit sardines seafood stroll
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Reviewed today

A great place full of history - The shopping is great with unique local places as well as some with a larger reputation. Great restaurants with all types of cuisine. I like that many offer outdoor seating with a view

Thank margieeee
Reviewed today

Cannery Row is for tourists. There's a nice selection of restaurants for lunch or dinner and lots of little shops for standard souvenirs and there's stuff for kids and families to do. There are also crowd and construction. I don't regret going, but I am...More

Thank eliz375
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While heading up highway 1 we stopped here to explore, I wasn't sure what to expect due to all the mixed TA reviews, but we really liked what they've done with this area. I thought there was a great mix of things to do and...More

Thank sandrahL6409GH
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There was a time when filling historic warehouses with eating and drinking establishments was considered novel. Not anymore. every city has a similar district now, filled with bars and drunks. This street is particularly odious as it serves as a money cachement area for all...More

Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great shops and sights. It's a must visit while in Monterey. Great history. Plenty of places to eat and walk around.

Thank lynnetravels2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

This restored cannery area has the architecture of a long past industry of Sardines, but now is a tourist focused shopping area. The aquarium at the end of the road is one of the best in the world. Many of the food options and candy...More

Thank norcalgnome
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place for a stroll. Shops are a bit tacky but it’s worth visiting. You can walk there from downtown Monterey

Thank 841davidh841
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great place to visit. We found it on our way to the aquarium. A little bit of history and shopping at the same time. I would definitely go again.

Thank adamdart
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another seaside tourist location. Lots of clam chowder and souvenirs to choose from. A few decent restaurants to choose from, mostly seafood and high menu prices. Beautiful views and delightful barking seals. Worth a visit if you’re curious!

Thank gbmom_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Monterey, don't miss Cannery Row! This area is a must while in Monterey. So many cute shops, restaurants and things to do. Also a great place to people watch.

Thank Barblepa
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24 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
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