Welcome to Cannery Row

With its picturesque charm and colorful history, Cannery Row captivates visitors from all over the world. The unique appeal of this fabled street is what makes Cannery Row the most popular vacation destination on California’s Central Coast. With luxurious waterfront hotels, enticing restaurants and captivating boutiques, Cannery Row is the ideal place to soak up the culture and beauty of Monterey Bay.

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Event Calendar

Event Calendar

In addition to the views, attractions, pubs and restaurants, Cannery Row hosts several exciting events throughout the year guaranteed to be fun for the whole family.

With nine appellations nurturing a variety of grapes, and more than 60 tasting rooms welcoming guests, Monterey County is a destination popular with both winemakers and wine drinkers.

Premium Cigars
Cigars and cigar smoking have come a long way since explorer Christopher Columbus and his men discovered the natives of Hispaniola smoking rolled up sticks of tobacco in the 1490s.

With a scenic waterfront location, convenient trail access and spas catering to sports-minded individuals, Cannery Row makes a great home base for active travelers. Here are five can’t-miss athletic endeavors to try this season.

Fun and Games

Fun and Games

When you think of Cannery Row, you probably don’t picture blacklights, billiards, mazes and lasers. If this is true, then you’ve been missing out. Beyond the shopping, eating and ocean, there are activities galore to keep the whole crew occupied.

Small Bites

Small Bites

Cannery Row is home to over 25 different restaurants, but don’t be intimidated by all the options. Instead view it as an opportunity to embrace variety by trying small bites at several different spots.

Cannery Row sports bars are ready to welcome fans of all stripes. With so many options, how can you choose the best bar for you? Explore your options with this grand-slam guide to the district’s lively pubs.

A Coastal Challenge
On November 13, the annual Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay returns to the central California coast. Competitors and spectators who base themselves on Cannery Row stay in the center of all the marathon action, and enjoy walkable restaurant and recreation options before and after the event. Here’s how to make the most of your race weekend.

Wildlife watchers will find a surprising array of animals and aquatic plant life on Cannery Row, ranging from marine mammals to stunning seabirds to captivating kelp beds.

Sand in Your Shoes

Sand in Your Shoes

The entire length of Cannery Row runs parallel to the coastline of the Monterey Bay, which means you’re never more than a few minutes from the water. This might be why Coastal Living magazine recently named Monterey as the “Happiest Seaside Town in California.”

An Unforgettable Place
Cannery Row