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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A Family Fun-For-All

From four-wheeled surrey adventures to shareable ice cream sundaes to prime beachfront picnic spots, Monterey offers classic elements for family fun.

Cannery Row Holiday Tree Lighting

Cannery Row resumes its annual tree lighting tradition in 2021, bringing back the free seasonal celebration after last year’s pandemic pause. Santa will make his Monterey appearance on November 26 in Steinbeck Plaza. While he’s being extra responsible by practicing social distancing this year, Jolly Old St. Nick will greet guests and extend holiday wishes from the balcony above the plaza.

Reopening Q&A

As vaccination rates rise and California’s quarantine and mask guidelines relax, hotels, restaurants, retailers and attractions are happily welcoming back guests. Here’s what’s happening on Cannery Row, plus some trusted resources for additional details.

Cannery Row from the Water