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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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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory features over 300 varieties of handmade chocolates and confections.

647 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar
Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, suspended over the waters of Monterey Bay, is a stunning restaurant featuring sustainable seafood and approachable, contemporary American cuisine. Located at the beautiful Monterey Plaza Hotel.

400 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
Sly McFly’s Ocean View Grill
Sly McFly’s is the place to go for live music, great food and televised sporting events. A locals favorite for late night dining and dancing.

700 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
Starbucks Coffee
Passionate purveyors of coffee and everything else that goes with a full and rewarding coffeehouse experience. Offering a selection of premium teas, fine pastries and other delectable treats to please the taste buds.

711 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
The C restaurant + bar
Featuring serene ocean views, friendly service and a menu of fresh, sustainable seafood, The C restaurant + bar is an exceptional dining destination. Located at the upscale InterContinental The Clement Monterey hotel.

750 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
The Fish Hopper
Specializing in fresh seafood and steaks, The Fish Hopper has extensive wine and libations menus and is proud to serve only sustainable, environmentally responsible seafood.

700 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
The Sardine Factory
Voted "Best in Monterey County" for fine dining & special occasions, Cannery Row’s world-famous Sardine Factory features sustainable seafood, USDA prime beef and is the recipient of the “Best Wine List in America” award (Restaurant Hospitality Magazine).

701 Wave St., Monterey, California 93940
Tidal Coffee
Tidal Coffee is a celebration of place. Every artisan food we craft and thoughtfully sourced bean we brew salutes the history and character of Cannery Row — and the spirit of camaraderie that helped bring it to life. Here in this precious patch of Pacific Coast that inspired Ricketts and Steinbeck, we wanted to establish a comfortable place for locals and wanderers alike to commune over a cup of coffee in tribute to the artists and thinkers of Monterey’s past, present and future.

400 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
Turkish Delight & Cafe
Enjoy Turkish Delight, Baklava, and Turkish Coffee

685 Cannery Row, Suite 107, Monterey, California 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
Monterey might not have snowflakes, icicles or other traditional winter-season trappings, but there’s no shortage of holiday cheer in this charming coastal destination. During the 24th annual Cannery Row Tree Lighting celebration on Friday, Nov. 23, seasonal merriment transforms the street that Steinbeck made famous.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Following our annual holiday tree lighting on 11/23, families and children of all ages can visit with Santa for FREE this holiday season on Cannery Row -- Saturdays & Sundays from 12-4 PM November 24th - December 16th

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

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.

HAUTE HOTEL BARS

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.

Savor the Season

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.

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 your youngsters are restless and the teens have outgrown the regular Halloween routine, why not start a new holiday tradition? For a fresh take on trick-or-treating, plan a weekend trip to Cannery Row.

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.

Wine Tasting

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.

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 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.

Fire Pits

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.

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