Cannery Row, Monterey

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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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  • Best visited by bike, there are several great shops an restaurants along Cannery Row. We enjoyed our dinner complete w/ a water view.  more »
  • Cannery Row was absolutely fascinating. I could have easily spent an entire day there without hesitation (but I would have needed more money for sure!) Really enjoyed the party-type atmosphere and the...  more »
  • If you'll walk or stay in Monterey cannery row to attend is required since it is a small town that does not have many attractions but definitely has to go since it is very beautiful, picturesque, pleasant, also the weather was perfect but a bit cold by their proximity to the sea. You can eat everything, buy, take a coffee, desserts, etc and at the end of the street is the Aquarium also there is a square with a fountain in the middle and several stores to do. Entering the main street there is a public parking lot and hence do everything on foot. Also you can download to the beach through the central plaza but it has many rocks.
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