When summer sunshine beckons, few places are more enticing than coastal Monterey.
Spectacular shoreline, punctuated by pretty parks and historic architecture, serves as an awe-inspiring backdrop for dining, shopping or simply strolling along the waterfront. Cannery Row parallels this part of the Monterey Bay, and it’s a great place to soak up the sun. Plus, it’s an uncrowded, budget-friendly destination that’s just a short drive from many California cities.
Make the most of your time by the bay with these free outdoor experiences.
1. Build a sandcastle. Spacious San Carlos Beach anchors Cannery Row, and it’s an ideal place for playing in the sand. If you’re looking for a picnic spot or a place to gaze at the stars, head to the grassy hill that extends up from the beach.
For more fun: Book an overnight stay at the Monterey Bay Inn, which overlooks San Carlos Beach.
2. Meet Steinbeck’s characters. The people and places of Monterey inspired John Steinbeck’s famous 1945 novel, Cannery Row. Learn about some of these personalities in Steinbeck Plaza, where a bronze statue honors Steinbeck, marine biologist Ed Ricketts, fishing industry workers, community fixture Flora Wood, and characters modeled on the four friends who transformed Cannery Row after the fishing industry declined.
For more fun: Reserve a table for two at the Sardine Factory, the restaurant that kicked off Cannery Row’s post-sardine industry renaissance.
3. Crush your fitness goals. Aiming for 10,000 steps a day? Take a walk on the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail, which traces the rugged coast for 18 miles. With landscapes this beautiful, you won’t want to stop walking.
For more fun: Refuel at Lalla Oceanside Grill, where you’ll find vegetable-laden flatbreads and salads made with local Salinas Valley greens.
4. Spot sea creatures. Head to the base of Hoffman Avenue, where McAbee Beach is lined with rocky pools that teem with mussels, sea stars anemones and other tidepooling discoveries.
For more fun: Step into La Dolce Vita for nature-themed home goods and fragrant soy candles.
5. Ramp up your social game. Snap and share photos of Cannery Row’s dynamic seaside scenery, iconic architecture, public art installations and sea otters splashing just off the shore.
For more fun: Spend the night at the Wave Street Inn, a trendy boutique hotel with sleek, beachy style and free Wi-Fi – great for uploading images from the day’s adventures.
6. Look back at the past. Three snug cabins along Bruce Ariss Way, steps off Cannery Row, once accommodated workers from Monterey’s sardine canneries. Peek through the doors for a glimpse of their early 1900s home lives.
For more fun: Get a unique look at Cannery Row’s fishing-era piers while kayaking on the Monterey Bay with Adventures by the Sea.
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To celebrate Steinbeck’s birthday, plan a weekend walking tour of Monterey’s novel attractions. His 1945 book Cannery Row fictionalized the characters of the famous Monterey fishing district; in 1958, city officials renamed Ocean View Boulevard as Cannery Row to honor those connections. Today, you can book rooms at a waterfront inn surrounded by refurbished canning facilities and explore the spots that shaped Steinbeck’s work.Read More
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A soothing slant of sunlight. Water that trickles gently through a stone fountain. An interior wall lush with leaves and blooms. As hotels study guest preferences, such connections to nature frequently rise to the top. That’s why properties are incorporating biophilic design elements – features inspired by the organic world around us – into guest rooms and public spaces.Read More
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The deli serves a takeaway menu of build-your-own sandwiches and house favorites named for Coniglio family members and friends. The Uncle Philly, with dry coppa, provolone, lettuce and pepperoncini on a seeded role, honors their uncle who first established the Mediterranean Market. The Uncle Peter, piled high with Black Forest ham, Emmentaler Swiss, lettuce and pickle, is named for another uncle, the former mayor of Monterey. The Uncle Johnny, made with Genoa salami, provolone, Dijon and lettuce, honors Jason and John’s late father.Read More
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