Cannery Row
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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 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.
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  • angie g
    Marysville, California34 contributions
    Fun family stop
    Loved looking at all the shops. I just hope that they bring in more unique shops, and not more touristy T-shirt shops. A lot of great choices for food. Nice for a couple hours to stroll and look. Great place to take the kids lots of beautiful views from the piers. Lots of cute places to have a drink.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 February 2023
  • Mary Penney
    Doylestown, Pennsylvania7 contributions
    The old and new
    We loved to learn about the history of the men and women who lived along the bay. It was sad and inspiring to see how they created the sardine industry. In the end, the industry depleted the sardines and this led to the canneries closing. The story is happy with the emerging marine biologists such as Ed Ricketts, John Steinbeck and other visionaries. Be sure and do the John Steinbeck Audio Tour to get into the little corners of the area.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 17 March 2023
  • Wendy N
    Johns Creek, Georgia336 contributions
    Tourist Trap
    The area is good for restaurants and souvenir shops, but not much else. The area used to have more unique stores and galleries but found this trip that most of those had disappeared. If you are visiting the Aquarium, it makes sense to take a stroll through the area and see the history of the town which had a heavy reliance on fishing in some of the old buildings.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 20 May 2023
  • Valleyblue
    Sacramento, California416 contributions
    A fun part of any visit to Monterey
    When you go to Monterey, figure on doing a lot of walking. Cannery Row is a great walking area. There are so many shops, cafes, restaurants, and places for snacks (candy, ice cream, baked goods, etc.) to browse and window shop. OK, admittedly it is quite touristy, but fun nonetheless. Cannery Row is really just a part of the area. You can also walk along the shore, go to the aquarium, rent bikes, and just relax and enjoy what Monterey has to offer.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 July 2023
  • pecanpie2205
    Essex, United Kingdom1,054 contributions
    Good for a nice stroll
    If visiting the Aquarium take the time to stroll down Cannery Row. There are lots of restaurants and souvenir shops to browse in. There’s are some information boards giving the history of the town which are interesting. Apart from that, there isn’t much else to do but a nice stroll nevertheless.
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 July 2023
  • SimbaTheExplorer
    California243 contributions
    Enjoyable Visit to Cannery Row
    I really love Cannery Row. There are so many great restaurants and a lot of variety in restaurants compared to Old Fisherman’s Wharf. The walk along the bike path and along Cannery Row itself is very pleasant. The aquarium is at the far end of Cannery Row. We enjoyed walking to the aquarium from our hotel near the wharf and taking the trolley back. There is a nice souvenir store specializing in sea otter merchandise about a block from the aquarium. It is better to purchase souvenirs outside the aquarium because everything in the aquarium is expensive.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 August 2023
  • food e
    Phoenix, Arizona966 contributions
    Tourist area average
    Typical tourist strip on cannery row. Mamy shops are low end and dirty. A few good spots include aquarium, m.p. hotel 5 star. Some mediocre food and shops . Love the surrounding area and love the bay. Town needs to improve a bit and expand its things to do. So spend 1 day then drive out side area to carmel big sur to round out trip.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 September 2023
  • Waddler
    York, United Kingdom10,072 contributions
    Enjoyable
    Its a touristy area but retains some authenticity in its buildings and is an attractive street. Loved the Fish Hopper restaurant and we enjoyed Treasure Ride. Of course the aquarium is the big attraction but you might spot sea life anyway, look out for sea otters and sea lions wherever you get an outlook over the bay.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 September 2023
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Roland R
42 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
We enjoyed every piece of history Monterey has to offer. Beautiful scenery!!! Riding Monterey trolley was fun!!! Loved this place!!!
Written 16 September 2023
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Waddler
York, UK10,072 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Its a touristy area but retains some authenticity in its buildings and is an attractive street.

Loved the Fish Hopper restaurant and we enjoyed Treasure Ride. Of course the aquarium is the big attraction but you might spot sea life anyway, look out for sea otters and sea lions wherever you get an outlook over the bay.
Written 6 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

food e
Phoenix, AZ966 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Typical tourist strip on cannery row. Mamy shops are low end and dirty. A few good spots include aquarium, m.p. hotel 5 star. Some mediocre food and shops . Love the surrounding area and love the bay. Town needs to improve a bit and expand its things to do. So spend 1 day then drive out side area to carmel big sur to round out trip.
Written 6 September 2023
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Alanna Campbell
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand11 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
What a fun little town. I had never heard of it but my boyfriend and I enjoyed walking the shops after we had been to the aquarium, would recommend going and having a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants
Written 3 September 2023
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SimbaTheExplorer
California243 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
I really love Cannery Row. There are so many great restaurants and a lot of variety in restaurants compared to Old Fisherman’s Wharf. The walk along the bike path and along Cannery Row itself is very pleasant. The aquarium is at the far end of Cannery Row. We enjoyed walking to the aquarium from our hotel near the wharf and taking the trolley back. There is a nice souvenir store specializing in sea otter merchandise about a block from the aquarium. It is better to purchase souvenirs outside the aquarium because everything in the aquarium is expensive.
Written 13 August 2023
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slpsomm
Dover, OH511 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Very nice area. Many touristy shops and restaurants and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Shops were clean and nice.
Written 24 July 2023
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pecanpie2205
Essex, UK1,054 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
If visiting the Aquarium take the time to stroll down Cannery Row.

There are lots of restaurants and souvenir shops to browse in.

There’s are some information boards giving the history of the town which are interesting.

Apart from that, there isn’t much else to do but a nice stroll nevertheless.
Written 9 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Valleyblue
Sacramento, CA416 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
When you go to Monterey, figure on doing a lot of walking. Cannery Row is a great walking area. There are so many shops, cafes, restaurants, and places for snacks (candy, ice cream, baked goods, etc.) to browse and window shop. OK, admittedly it is quite touristy, but fun nonetheless. Cannery Row is really just a part of the area. You can also walk along the shore, go to the aquarium, rent bikes, and just relax and enjoy what Monterey has to offer.
Written 3 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Raquel
Dublin, Ireland77 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Amazing view, lively and fantastic history. We visited Monterey with a group of friends and it was one of the best trips we had.
Written 23 May 2023
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Wendy N
Johns Creek, GA336 contributions
May 2023
The area is good for restaurants and souvenir shops, but not much else. The area used to have more unique stores and galleries but found this trip that most of those had disappeared. If you are visiting the Aquarium, it makes sense to take a stroll through the area and see the history of the town which had a heavy reliance on fishing in some of the old buildings.
Written 20 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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