Cannery Row, Monterey

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#1 of 12 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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  • We always have to come and visit Cannery Row. The shops are fantastic and my wife loves bubblegum shrimp! Our dog loves all the smells and we just love the atmosphere down here! Don’t miss it!  more »
  • We drove down to Cannery Row on a Sunday evening. We were pleasantly surprised that all the shops were still open. It seems that most of them stayed open until 830 or 930pm even on Sunday evening. Lot...  more »
  • This is a tourist destination-but there are some decent shops and some really good restaurants aside from the chain operations. Views-yep they got that all over the place. Parking is not terrible-get ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very touristy but lots of fun.
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