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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 reviewslots of shopsjohn steinbecktourist areabubba gumpsfish hoppertouristy shopsnice walkcandy storeswalk aroundmonterey aquariumwine tastingfisherman's wharffew hoursgreat place to visitsardinesseafoodstroll
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Although touristy, it still has atmosphere and is much less tacky than fisherman’s wharf. The shops are classier too, and a better choice of restaurants.

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We actually stayed the night on Cannery Row. We enjoyed walking around the shops and finding a little place to dine.

Thank Mary Jean H
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you learn the history of cannery row you can imagine how the place was when it depended on the sardine fishing industry. There are a lot of restaurants based here and good views out to sea. It is a pleasure to walk around

Thank Mountvernon76
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice area. Lots of shops and plenty of places to eat. One should go during the day because most places close early.

Thank 108harveym
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located just outside the aquarium. Lots of quaint shops and restaurants to linger in. Shops are over priced but great window shopping.

Thank ar09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since the aquarium wasn’t that impressive, I thought I’d take a stroll down Cannery Row. It’s got a good collection of novelty shops! Many are not related to the bay but still pretty neat to find here.

Thank razorwan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was mostly a tourist area with shops and restaurants. The walk along the water is nice but there were no benches a long the way.

Thank Linda5355
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Full of eateries and bars, some usual “tat” shops and some exclusive ones, beautiful views in some areas especially the walk to Lovers point.

Thank Woody_1_wood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found Cannery Row to be a great place to shop and had many interesting and unique stories. I particularly liked the all of tasting room as they had a very very interesting and unique assortment of all of oil and balsamic vinegar‘s. It was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s where lots of decent restaurants are situated so we went because we were eating there but I wouldn’t see it as an attraction in its own right. The shopping mall/outlets looked a bit shabby and has seen better days.

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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