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.
Visit Cannery Row and start gathering gifts for your loved ones, guided by this shop-small checklist.
Cannery Row hugs the coast of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a biologically rich area that’s larger than Yosemite National Park. An underwater canyon in the bay extends more than two miles down at its deepest point, while nearly 35 types of marine mammals and 180 bird species live near the surface.
On weekends beginning November 25th through December 24th, families can visit and take photos with Santa Claus in Steinbeck Plaza -- Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. (1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 12/10). The Cannery Row holiday tree will be lit nightly throughout December, so you can revisit the magic with friends and family.