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Cannery Row makes vacations easy to plan and hard to forget. We’ve collected some of Cannery Row’s best must-sees and dos to add to your can’t-miss list. Explore the variety of exciting activities to experience on Cannery Row and plan your perfect Monterey Bay getaway.

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Sharky's Shirts
Look for the “life sized” shark out front, and inside find colorful and quirky apparel.

685 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
Vista Blue Spa
Spectacular penthouse level spa at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, featuring a complete menu of signature services, an outdoor sundeck with panoramic views, two hot tubs and steam room.

400 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
Vitality Aqua Massage and O2 Bar
A quick, convenient way to enjoy a massage without the need to remove any clothing, or apply any lotions or oils. The entire massage is provided by a machine using jets of water over a protective plastic barrier. Aromatherapy infused oxygen results in a feeling of alertness and renewed energy.

700 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
Wave Street Inn
Located within walking distance of Cannery Row with a vibrant, modern design and refreshing coastal vibe. Relax in hip, stylish rooms and suites with contemporary decor, nature inspired accents and plush beds. Then carve out time to explore scenic Monterey. Walk to the beach or take a stroll for local dining and shopping on Cannery Row.

571 Wave Street Monterey, California, CA 93940
Whaling Station Steakhouse
A traditional steakhouse and one of Monterey’s favorites for over 40 years. Featuring USDA Prime Beef, a full bar and award-winning wine list.

763 Wave St., Monterey, California 93940
WJP STUDIOS
Studio gallery of sculpture & nature photography.

700 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
ZFolio Gallery
Award-winning jewelry and art gallery representing over 70 internationally acclaimed jewelry designers and artists working in contemporary art glass, wood, ceramics, and large format photography. Find one of a kind creations for collectors and for the home.

750 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
Zucchini's Tricks n' Things
If there’s magic to be found on Cannery Row, you’re sure to find it here. Zucchini’s sells toys, games and tricks that will keep you entertained for hours.

711 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940

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.

MARINE WONDERS

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.

When it comes to buying gifts, small businesses are a big draw. Here are just a few great places to shop small with locally based retailers on Cannery Row.

Monterey County is known for its fresh-caught seafood and produce straight from the nearby Salinas Valley, known as “the Salad Bowl of the World.” The region’s verdant valleys and sun-drenched hillsides also nurture grapes pressed into award-winning reds and whites known nationwide.

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.

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.

Two of nature’s most mesmerizing elements—ocean and fire—come together in Cannery Row in a beautiful way at these four fire pits you don’t want to miss. The Monterey Bay’s moderate climate makes the Row an ideal place to cozy up next to a warm fire while you savor the sights and sounds of the ocean.

Parents will find plenty of kid-friendly activities and entertainment on Cannery Row, from cool museums to quirky shops to recreational options for the whole family. Whether you’re traveling with tots or teenagers, options abound. Start outlining your itinerary with these family-friendly highlights.

With so many activities, attractions and shops along Cannery Row, it’s easy to work up an appetite while exploring. And, given that there’s so much to see and do, it’s important to stay fueled up for adventure. Plan your day around quick stops at Cannery Row’s casual cafes and snack shops with this at-a-glance guide.

THE BUZZ ABOUT “BLEISURE”

On Cannery Row, "bleisure" is more than a buzzword. With waterfront wine tasting, one-of-a-kind restaurants and upscale resorts that double as serious event venues and serene retreats, planners will find plenty of enticing options here. Make the most of a business trip by booking time at these places that embrace both work and play.

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.”

NATURAL ADVENTURES

Make the most of Monterey’s warm days and clear nights with these six stay-and-play itineraries.

From speakeasy-inspired additions at intimate boutique inns, to luxe lounges in waterfront resorts, Cannery Row promises toast-worthy hotel lounges to suit every taste. Here are three to try on your next visit.

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.

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.

Premium Cigars

A good cigar can be an excellent choice for just about any guy on a holiday gift list this year. Cigars are making a comeback and with so many options, and that includes a wide variety of accessories for the cigar lover, it's relatively easy to find just the right smoke and accessories to go along with it.

FROM GRAPE TO GLASS

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.

Monterey’s hottest summer destination is a hip boutique hotel set just steps from Cannery Row and the sparkling Monterey Bay.

Cannery Row wine tasting offers the ultimate California experience, bringing together the tastes of wine country with the beauty of the bay. Monterey County boasts over 39,000 acres of wine grapes, almost half of which are devoted to its award-winning Chardonnay grape.

Tasting wine is one thing, but why stop there? As producers in some of the country’s premier grape-growing regions unveil custom wine blending classes for both casual fans and seasoned enthusiasts, one business is bringing that trend to Cannery Row.

Authentic Experiences

In just a few short years, digital access has reshaped how we travel. It’s now easy to compare hotel rates, book rooms, make dinner reservations and purchase museum tickets with just a few taps on the tablet. On the road, we can check in, snap photos and share updates directly from our smartphones.

WHY WE TRAVEL

What motivates you to pack a bag and hit the road? Are you more comfortable on hiking trails or in a hammock? Do you want to spend time with family or schedule some solitude? Do luxury hotels suit your style, or are you a budget-minded traveler?

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