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Cannery Row

Cannery row in monterey - an unforgettable seaside destination

From colorful shops and world-class dining to stimulating attractions and inspiring ocean views, Monterey's famous Cannery Row is a spectacular destination for fun and entertainment. Filled with exciting activities like the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum, wine tasting rooms, and outdoor adventures, this seaside playground is one of California's most popular attractions on the central coast.

Enjoy family fun, relaxation, live music, and beautiful vistas of the spectacular Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Made famous by author John Steinbeck, today this once-working fish canning district is now beloved for its picturesque charm, colorful history and a unique culture that captures the imagination of visitors from around the world.

Cannery Row from Light House Lodge Cottages, California

Cannery Row

Monterey, California, 93940
Distance from Hotel: 2.5 miles

Hours & Price


Prices - Varies by attraction.


HOURS - Varies by attraction.


  • Monterey Car Week
  • Cannery Row Tree Lighting
  • Steinbeck Festival


  • Wine Tasting
  • Whale-Watching
  • Day Spas
  • Beaches & Outdoor Fun
  • Shopping & Dining
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium

Are there wine tasting shops at cannery row?

Home to over 39,000 acres of wine grapes, Monterey County is one of California's most abundant wine producing regions. Visitors can experience a taste of this bounty at three wine tasting rooms on Cannery Row. Sample their signature wines at Carmel Ridge Winery with beautiful ocean views. Sip handcrafted wines at the Bargetto Winery tasting room. Be sure to visit A Taste of Monterey to enjoy gourmet foods, sample wines from over 95 regional wineries, and enjoy panoramic views of Monterey Bay.

Is there dining at cannery row?

From ice cream parlors and coffee shops to family dining and upscale waterfront restaurants, Cannery Row is home to over 25 different dining options. Whether you're searching for fresh-caught local seafood and juicy steak dinners to kid-friendly burger joints and sandwich shops, Cannery Row offers a wide array of dining choices that will please any palate or budget.