Cannery Row, Monterey

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#1 of 11 in Historic Sites in Monterey County
A waterfront street named after John Steinbeck's novel, Cannery Row is the setting for many of Steinbeck's harrowing stories. The Pacific Biological Laboratories, a well-known location in Steinbeck's novel, is a preserved landmark, along with the Chinese-American store across the street. The biologist that once manned the laboratory gave his name to the area along the coast, now the Edward F. Ricketts State Marine Conservation Area, where sea lions thrive. The waters are open for sport fishing and water sports, such as kayaking. Pay a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to view some of the species that populate the water. Plan to visit Cannery Row during your Monterey vacation using our convenient Monterey trip itinerary maker app .
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  • October 4, 2017
    We were in Monterey for 3 days for the Jazz Festival and other things, so Cannery Row had to be done. My daughter was interested in the Aquarium, which is housed inside an old cannery building. There ...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    We visited Cannery Row while staying in Monterey. The area is where sardines were canned in years gone by. The buildings got into a neglected state but the area is now vibrant with eating premises and...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Cannery Row has numerous, hotels, shops, restaurants and also leads down to an excellent aquarium. It is a fun street to stroll down and enjoy the shops. Right along the ocean so has great (free) view...  more »
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  • May 19, 2017
    Monterey's version of San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. Excellent seafood restaurants and wine tastings here. Prices are touristy so be prepared for that, but the cuisine is top notch and always fresh. Plenty of gift shops and stores to drop in and browse as well.
  • May 29, 2017
    Lots of places to shop, eat and site see. Also the Monterey bay aquarium is located at the end of the block. Also keep an eye it for little paths that lead to beaches and other sites.
  • June 18, 2017
    Very touristy but lots of fun.
  • January 19, 2017
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