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Pokémon Go Cannery Row Map

There’s always a new adventure to discover when you visit Cannery Row. Whether you’re an experienced Pokémon Go trainer, or just curious to learn what all the buzz is about, we’ve mapped out the Pokémon Gyms and PokéStops that appear along Cannery Row for you to explore.

What are you waiting for? If you’ve gotta catch ’em all, Cannery Row is the place to be.


 

Gyms PokéStops
1. Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 1. Kelp Sphere “Sanctuary” Fountain & Sculpture
2. InterContinental The Clement Monterey 2. Monterey Bay Inn – Dolphin
3. Monterey Bay Aquarium 3. Historic CR Marker – California Riviera
4. Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa – Dolphin Fountain
5. Ed Ricketts Statue
6. Historic CR Marker – Hollywood
7. Stohans Gallery
8. Bear Flag Building
9. Historic CR Marker – McAbee Beach
10. Cannery Row Brewing Co. – Bronze Plaque
11. Historic CR Marker – Working Women
12. Monterey Canning Co. Building
13. Monterey Canning Co. Building – Wall Mural
14. Bubba Gump Plaza
15. Historic CR Marker – Jone Quock Mui
16. Bruce Ariss Way
16. Doc Ricketts Lab

 

 

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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. 

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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.” There are so many ways to enjoy the bay that it would be a shame if you didn’t try to tear yourself away from the shops and restaurants to get in some quality time with the Pacific.

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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.

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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. Here you can taste an impressive variety of this regal grape, from those with bright tropical flavors to fuller, more buttery notes.

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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.

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Marine Wonders on Cannery Row

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.

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Covering All the Bases

As players take their first swings for this year’s baseball season, 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.

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Spring Fun for Families

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.

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Active Endeavors

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.

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A Fresh Start for Spring

Spring is the season of new beginnings. It’s also a great time to slow down, simplify and spend time with loved ones. With luxurious waterfront inns and dynamic shopping, dining and cultural attractions, Cannery Row makes a memorable destination for weekend adventures.

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Premium Cigars

Cigars and cigar smoking have come a long way since explorer Christopher Columbus and his men discovered the natives of Hispaniola smoking rolled up sticks of tobacco in the 1490s.

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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.

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Simple Summer Wellness

For many of us, summer means busy social calendars and extra trips to the ice cream parlor on hot days – it’s easy to take a break from healthy habits this time of year. And, heading off on vacation makes staying on track even tougher.

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Instagramming on Cannery Row

With a prime Monterey Bay setting and unique architectural highlights from the area’s once-thriving sardine canning industry, Cannery Row promises photo opportunities unlike any others in Monterey. To capture compelling, share-worthy shots, grab your phone, follow this Instagram guide to Cannery Row and start brainstorming your best hashtags.

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Monterey for Millennials

Monterey is known for its rich history and small-town charm, which might not sound like a major draw for trendy young travelers. But, Cannery Row brings together buzz-worthy food and fun in a lively, walkable setting – think craft beer, local wines, seasonal fare and hip boutiques, plus popular activities like stand-up paddling and cycling.

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Cool Coastal Escapes

When the temperatures top 100 in California’s Central Valley and around the country, coastal Monterey offers a cool, convenient alternative. Plan your escape with these beat-the-heat itineraries, and then make the short drive over the mountains to Cannery Row.

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An Anniversary Toast

Early in October, 49 years ago, two friends flipped on the lights of a restaurant they established in a then-neglected Monterey neighborhood. Though Cannery Row’s fishing industry had collapsed, the pair saw opportunity in the district’s empty processing plants and workers’ cabins.

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Americana on Cannery Row

You’ll find all the patriotic gear and goods you need on Cannery Row, along with ocean view hotels and restaurants to call home base. Prepare for the fireworks!

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A Coastal Challenge

Each November, the annual Monterey Bay Half Marathon returns to the central California coast. The event, a spinoff of the legendary Big Sur Marathon that traces Highway 1 each spring, follows the Monterey Peninsula shoreline between Lake El Estero and Asilomar Beach. Two segments of the 13.1-mile out-and-back course cross Cannery Row. On the way out, participants run the length of Cannery Row itself; on the way back, runners travel the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail that parallels Cannery Row.

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Tricks & Treats

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.

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Santa's Workshop on Cannery Row

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 11-3 PM November 24th - December 16th

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Giving Thanks

The holidays are an ideal time to gather family and friends for a celebration of all that’s truly important. Cannery Row restaurants take the fuss out of these get-togethers, offering menus and settings to suit any taste. Whether you’re planning an intimate, white-tablecloth dinner for two, or a casual buffet for a large group, you’ll find affordable and unique alternatives that can be tailored to your specific needs. Need some inspiration? Start planning your party here.

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Monterey for Movie Lovers

A dramatic coastline, historically significant structures and bustling atmosphere have earned Cannery Row a starring role in several major motion pictures – and, those features also make it a star-studded destination when the cameras aren’t rolling. The district’s renowned attractions draw an A-list crowd that includes actors, artists, athletes and international leaders. Lucky visitors can explore many of Cannery Row’s silver screen connections any day of the year.

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Become a Cigar Aficionado at The Humidor

Many people don't really know where to begin when they step into a cigar shop and check out the myriad of stogies available in the tobacconist's humidor. Here are just a few basic guidelines to help make the right choice:

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Shop Small on Cannery Row

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.

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Snack Attack

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.

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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.

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Winter Wellness

As we begin a new year, many of us will pause to evaluate the last 12 months and plan for the year ahead. With a full slate of daily responsibilities, however, finding time for self-care can be a challenge.

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Winemaker for a day

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.

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Celebrating Steinbeck

Pulitzer Prize-winner and Nobel laureate John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902, in the Monterey County city of Salinas. While the region’s sprawling countryside inspired Steinbeck’s agricultural tales, his observations on the local fishing industry – and Monterey’s canneries, in particular – informed some of his most famous characters.

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Snowless Winter Weekends

While some people wait all year for snowflakes, ski trips and ice skating, not everyone feels like bundling up for winter weather. Cannery Row offers a snow-free alternative to the traditional winter getaway, complete with mild temperatures and walkable activities for all tastes.

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Relaxation Resolutions

Whether you’re planning a long weekend getaway or a quick afternoon escape, Cannery Row’s resorts and spas offer a range of treatments and accommodations designed to ease stress and help you relax.

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New Faces on Cannery Row

This year, Cannery Row welcomes several new businesses to the district. Joining the neighborhood’s already enticing mix of dining, retail and entertainment venues in recent months are seven can’t-miss newcomers.

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A Sanctuary Celebration

Twenty-five years ago, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary received federal designation under the authority of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act. The country’s 11th national marine sanctuary is one of its largest, covering an area that’s bigger than Yosemite National Park. It was recognized—both then and now—for its biological richness, rare habitats, threatened species and other cultural relics.

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Authentic Experiences

In Monterey, guests can experience local history and sample regional cuisine before tucking in at boutique inns geared toward travelers of all stripes. Here’s a guide to the destination’s small hotels, plus activities that provide genuine, like-a-local experiences.

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Essential Spring Adventures

With warmer temperatures and sunlight that lingers longer each day, spring is the time for outdoor fun. Monterey’s lush parks, pretty trails, rocky shores and white sand beaches make adventures here even more appealing. From easy walks to intense marathons, low-key surrey rides to steep mountain bike paths, beginner kayak trips to technical sailing outings, it’s all here on the California coast.

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Family Journeys

As parents outline upcoming spring break adventures, many will look to maximize those days off—both economically, and in terms of educational impact for young students. When it comes to making family travel plans, what other factors influence the decision-making process?

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What’s Trending: Wellness

Looking for a little personal renewal this season? Schedule some spring refreshment in the form of a pampering spa treatment. Luxury Travel Magazine surveyed spa experts at several top American resorts, discussing what’s new and what’s in demand now, and the results include a wave of innovative wellness offerings: treatments tailored to an individual’s needs, farm-to-table spa products, mind-body balance, and unique combinations of adventure and relaxation, just to name a few.

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Fighting Vacation Inertia

Summer remains the traditional time for vacations, but are American workers taking advantage of those long, sunny days?

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Going Solo

In our always-on, always-connected world, traveling solo generates a host of unique benefits. Whether you’re a busy professional in need of some solitude, or a student looking for new perspectives on the world around you, the experience of going it alone can enrich your life in many meaningful ways.

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Food Comes First

It’s no secret that food plays a major role in travel planning. After all, who isn’t inspired by the idea of a weekend in wine country, a pasta-tasting journey through Italy or an overnight stay at a farmstead inn, complete with fresh scrambled eggs for breakfast?

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Travel Trends: Boomers

A full 99 percent of Baby Boomers expect to schedule at least one leisure trip this year, according to a recent survey by AARP researchers, and much of that travel will take place this summer. What are these individuals looking for as they vacation?

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All in Good Taste

When Cigar Aficionado writer Fredric Hamber recently visited Monterey, he ticked through a list of the “trappings of the good life” available to Monterey Peninsula residents and guests. From international auto events, to a storied jazz festival celebrating 60 years, to top-rated golf courses, there’s no shortage of luxurious delights in this waterfront destination.

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A New Wave

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

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Eco-Friendly Made Easy

While the interest in green might not be a big surprise, what is interesting is how destinations and guests bring eco-friendly practices to life. When you plan your next getaway, leave a lighter footprint by choosing places that incorporate sustainable practices like these:

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Generations on the Go

Considering your own multigenerational trip? Follow these tips as you plan.

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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.

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Looking Back

John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row spotlights Monterey’s legendary district during its fishing industry boom, but the street’s story begins long before canneries lined the former Ocean View Avenue. On your next visit, look for the sites and structures that played a role in this neighborhood’s extraordinary evolution.

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One Hour, Endless Options

By mid June, when the summer sunshine is at its peak, we’ll all have a little extra daylight guiding our schedules. Why not capitalize on those extra hours?  With so many attractions, shops, hotels and cafes in close proximity, the most challenging part of filling an extra hour on Cannery Row is deciding how to pass the time. Got 60 minutes to spare? Treat yourself to something tasty, try a new adventure or follow one of these suggestions.

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Time Off Pays Off

Whether you’re looking for a quick weekend refresh or an extended disconnection from work, here are some tips to help you maximize your time.

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One of Hottest Trends in Interactive Entertainment Comes to Cannery Row

One of the hottest trends in interactive or immersive entertainment — escape rooms — has come to Cannery Row in the form of the Exodus Escape Room on Wave Street, just above and behind The Whaling Station restaurant.

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The Sanctuary Turns 25

Twenty-five years ago, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary received federal designation under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act. Protected for its cultural and biological significance, including rare habitats and threatened species, it’s one of America’s largest marine sanctuaries – and, it’s a natural wonder that’s a major Monterey attraction.

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A Century of Seafood

With a prime location along the country’s largest national marine sanctuary, plus a rich fishing heritage that spans several generations and a robust agricultural valley located just down the road, it’s no surprise that Monterey is a first-class culinary destination.

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Natural Adventures

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

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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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A New Twist on New Year’s

With 2018 just around the corner, now is the time to start planning an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration. Cannery Row offers exciting options for traditional midnight toasts, along with unexpected surprises that put a new spin on the annual festivities.

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A Colorful Approach

As social media becomes an increasingly important part of both big-picture marketing campaigns and consumers’ daily lives, it’s no surprise that restaurants are serving up photo-ready dishes and cocktails.

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Celebrate Love

Americans spend an estimated $136.57 per person on Valentine’s Day gifts, according to 2017 National Retail Foundation numbers. That’s a total of $18.2 billion dished out on jewelry (gifted by 19 percent of shoppers), evenings out (37 percent of shoppers), flowers (35 percent) and candy (50 percent). Experiential gifts are also popular, with shoppers seeking out concert and sports tickets, fitness club memberships and introductions to outdoor adventures.

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Hotel News

2017 was a busy year for Cannery Row hotels, with new additions and renovations providing fresh reasons to visit the district’s classic favorites.

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New Resolutions

The new year is a prime time to outline dietary changes, engage in a new hobby or add some challenges to a tired exercise routine. But, why not supplement the goals by setting aside time to take a break and try something truly different?

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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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Spring Break Inspiration

Spring break is a great time to visit popular attractions before the busy summer travel season, and savvy travelers can also take advantage of attractive off-season deals, too. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing weekend away or a more amped-up adventure, you’ll find plenty of options in Monterey.

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Off-Season Value

Planning off-season excursions is one way to extend a slim budget while enjoying unforgettable adventures.

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Cultural History

Cannery Row’s modern success stems from a rich history of contributions by residents of various cultures. Long before settlers moved to the Monterey Peninsula shores, approximately 40 different tribes in the Ohlone community populated the central California coast between Big Sur and the San Francisco Bay. They lived off the area’s plants and wildlife, maintaining distinct languages and traditions.

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Green Getaways

As Earth Day 2018 approaches, destinations are touting their eco-friendly attributes. While industry insiders say that sustainable tourism is on the rise, earth-friendly adventures are about more than just a green footprint.

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Making the Most of Vacations

As you explore potential destinations and outline trip itineraries, there are a few things you can do to savor that happy anticipation.

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Meetings Gain Momentum

Though new technologies make video calls and phone conferences easier than ever, professionals continue to prioritize in-person meetings.

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Spring Cleaning

If you’re not feeling immediately inspired to dust, vacuum, sweep and deep clean that kitchen, why not treat yourself to some extra motivation? Link your spring cleaning goals to a special treat, so there’s a reward waiting at the end of that hard work. Here are a few ideas to get the mops moving.

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Opt Outside

In Monterey, memorable outdoor activities abound—and travelers will find options that appeal to all ages, interests and fitness levels. Take advantage of the spring season’s fresh air and sunshine by choosing your own coastal California adventure.

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Planning with Instagram

Scrolling through pretty Instagram photos of faraway locales is a great way to take a quick mental vacation, wherever you find yourself. But, those picture-perfect snapshots can also be useful tools for planning real trips.

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Retro Reboot

Vacationers are feeling especially nostalgic these days, suggests research from the hotel website Booking.com. That means they’re choosing destinations with a bit of retro appeal—or simply returning to the destinations they’ve always adored.

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Social Studies

By revamping shared public spaces, innkeepers and others offer new opportunities for dining, interacting with others or simply unwinding.

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Escape the Same Old Graduation Party With An Exciting Adventure at an Escape Room

Graduation is just around the corner and grads and their families and friends are always on the lookout for unique and creative ideas for a graduation celebration.

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Race Night on the Row

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, Cannery Row hosts the unofficial after-party for the weekend’s fast-paced race events. During the 21st annual Race Night on the Row, more than 3,000 motorcycles will fill the streets as riders and race enthusiasts celebrate their beloved sport.

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A Maritime Legacy

The story of today’s Cannery Row traces back to before California statehood, when members of the Ohlone community fished the region’s fertile shores. They were followed by individuals from a collection of cultures—including Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese and Italian families who brought their own whaling and casting traditions to the coast.

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Cannery Row Wine Walk

Cannery Row offers five distinct ways to sample the region’s best, and a full menu of district restaurants also highlight the work of regional vintners.

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Celebrating 60 Years

This year, guests are celebrating 60 years of Cannery Row by engaging with the people and places that make the district so extraordinary. To explore the neighborhood through a historic lens, start with this timeline of major Cannery Row events.

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Spotlight on Luxury

While luxury travel might call to mind posh suites and traditional turndown service, modern travelers have wider expectations.

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Art Experiences

Artists of all kinds have taken inspiration from the coastline, characters and culture of Cannery Row. John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name put a fictional spin on life in the district’s canning heyday, of course. And, plenty of painters, photographers and others have found themselves enchanted by the neighborhood’s dramatic shores and dynamic structures. To engage with Cannery Row’s creative side, start by exploring some of its galleries, studios and art-minded attractions.

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In Steinbeck’s Steps

Monterey’s old Ocean View Boulevard was once the heart of the area’s fishing industry. Canneries and processing plants lined the waterfront lane in the early 1900s, and the district bustled with workers, boats and whistles signaling the start and end of each shift.

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Naturally Nice

Rocky coastline, windswept beaches and lush, tree-studded hills make the Monterey Peninsula a picturesque destination that’s popular with nature lovers, photographers and travelers simply looking to disconnect.

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Rooms with a View

For many travelers, summer vacation calls to mind sun, waves and sand…and that vision is real on Cannery Row, where several hotels and resorts boast Monterey Bay views and convenient access to the waterfront. Here’s your guide to some of the neighborhood’s most noteworthy places to stay.

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Travel Planning the Social Way

Social media tools have changed how a number of travelers plan their trips. For many of us, destination research is inspired by Instagram browsing sessions and we crowd-source restaurant suggestions from Facebook friends.

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Fun and Games

When you think of Cannery Row, you probably don’t picture blacklights, 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.

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SUMMER’S LAST HURRAH

As summer winds down, you may be looking for ideas for an end-of-summer gathering or party. Why not think outside the box, try something unique, but also highly entertaining and stimulating?

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A New Generation Unplugs

Whether you’re considering full social media disengagement or simply want a weekend-long break from the screen, here are four immersive experiences to enjoy without a mobile device.

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Five Facts: Cannery Row

Today, Cannery Row is one of Monterey’s most popular visitor destinations. Still, a closer look reveals a rich heritage with unexpected details that might surprise even locals. Did you know these five Cannery Row facts?

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Cannery Row at 60

Over the past 60 years, Cannery Row has evolved from a diamond in the rough to a storied destination that welcomes millions of guests each year. The former coastal fishing hub that saw new life through the words of John Steinbeck today features historical highlights, culinary treasures, upscale inns and extraordinary scenic beauty.

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Menu Matters

With an array of award-winning restaurants serving everything from casual snacks to splurge-worthy classics to local wines and sophisticated small plates, Cannery Row’s culinary scene promises memorable options for every budget and taste. Here is your guide to the district’s offerings.

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All That Jazz

For over 61 years, the Monterey Jazz Festival has brought a dynamic group of performers and spectator to Monterey, making it an especially appealing time to mix and mingle with fellow music fans. Here are four simple tips for making the most of your festival experience.

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World of Wellness

Nearly one in five people plan to incorporate health and wellness into this year’s travel plans. That’s nearly double the amount outlining health-themed trips just one year ago.

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Wine Watch

With summer wrapping up and shorter days just ahead, Monterey County’s grape growers are preparing for another busy harvest season. More than 40 different varietals are grown locally, thanks to microclimates that create ideal growing conditions for both reds and whites.

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Why We Chase Adventure

What does “adventure travel” mean to you? For some, it’s climbing distant peaks or parachuting from a plane. For others, adventure simply means discovering an under-the-radar destination.

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Revitalizing Cannery Row

In 1908, decades before Cannery Row became a buzzing destination that draws some four million guests annually, the Pacific Fish Company established a location along the old Ocean View Boulevard. Similar operations followed, and the local fishing industry flourished. By 1918, the district produced 1.4 million cases of sardines.

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A New Year’s Toast

As this year winds down and thoughts turn to what’s ahead for 2019, it’s time to pause and acknowledge all that went well over the past 12 months. Coastal Monterey is a sublime place to reflect on the good, prepare for new challenges and celebrate victories big and small. As you consider how to kick off the new year, why not plan a festive toast with friends or a surprise your family with a special treat? Explore your options with this at-a-glance guide.

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Cannery Row at 60

Over the past 60 years, Cannery Row has evolved from a diamond in the rough to a storied destination that welcomes millions of guests each year. The former coastal fishing hub that saw new life through the words of John Steinbeck today features historical highlights, culinary treasures, upscale inns and extraordinary scenic beauty.

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Fishing for a Future

Individuals from many cultural backgrounds helped shape Monterey’s fishing history, including both native residents and immigrants from Asia and Europe. As they arrived from different homelands, these early settlers sought out different fishing opportunities—and, each community added to the cultural vibrancy of today’s Cannery Row. Here’s how the Monterey Bay’s fishing timeline unfolded, aided by the efforts of immigrants from around the globe.

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Engaging Options

Sweethearts everywhere will celebrate their love on February 14, but some couples will go beyond traditional roses and candy by getting engaged on Valentine’s Day. Looking for unique ways to pop the question? Monterey’s spectacular coastline, romantic inns and one-of-a-kind activities make this destination an ideal place for making things official. Take Valentine’s Day to an unforgettable new level with these engagement-minded mini-itineraries.

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Resolution Roundup

It’s resolution season, and that means many of us are busy recording goals and dreaming about a happier, more productive year ahead.

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Super Sunday

The 53rd Super Bowl will take place at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. Across the country in Monterey, football fans will gather on Cannery Row to celebrate the championship matchup.

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Spring Breaks

Just in time for the spring break season, hotels in Monterey are offering packages that provide fun, budget-friendly new ways to experience the California coast. These are just a few of the latest offers.

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Earthy Adventures

On Cannery Row, visitors can experience nature in surprising ways throughout the year. Here are seven only-in-Monterey ways to commemorate Earth Day every day.

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A Taste for Adventure

Millennials are booking trips based on opportunities to indulge in local flavors and immerse themselves in outdoor adventure, reports the website MillennialTraveller.com. A recent article explores several other trends related to this increasingly influential generation of travelers.

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Weekend for Two

With leisurely summer days lingering just around the corner, many parents are starting to outline seasonal family adventures. Before you pack the kids in the car and head out for summer vacation, however, why not schedule a weekend getaway for two? Monterey promises unforgettable options for couples interested in luxury, relaxation, recreation or romance.

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Spring Shopping Guide

Monterey’s Cannery Row is home to several independent boutiques and gift shops clustered within in a few pedestrian-friendly blocks. Here is your at-a-glance guide to five of the neighborhood’s most exciting shops for the home.

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Feel Like A Kid Again

With historical gems, striking natural scenery and restaurants serving old-fashioned favorites, Monterey promises moments of wonder and childlike awe for travelers of all ages. Looking to reclaim your carefree childhood feelings? Start with these lighthearted activities.

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Small-Town Charms

As popular tourism destinations and urban centers around the globe grapple with long lines and crowded streets, some travelers are looking to smaller cities for their own vacations. A recent Yahoo News article that chronicled top travel-related Pinterest search terms noted a 267-percent increase in the number of searches for “small-town travel.” “Travelers are seeking respite from urban, concrete jungle life and looking up small towns, bucolic views and bed and breakfast accommodations for a quaint holiday,” reports the piece.

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Say Cheers

Craft beverages will be big this year, according to results from the National Restaurant Association’s 2019 What’s Hot survey. More than 650 American Culinary Federation-member chefs shared insight for the report, which uncovered several drink-related trends. From house-roasted craft coffee to refreshing rosè cider, demand for interesting and unique options will only continue to expand in the months ahead.

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Make it a Mini-Break

Located just a few hours from the San Francisco Bay Area and major central California cities like Sacramento and Fresno, Cannery Row is ideally situated for a quick weekend escape. And, planning a mini-getaway is easy with these classic itineraries.

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Expansive Experiences

In Monterey, memorable experiences range from waking up to the sound of sea lions, to tasting wine made from locally grown grapes, to purchasing jewelry that you personally design. As you plan your own adventures on the California coast, consider these surprising and spectacular experiences.

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Bringing the Outdoors In

Several local hotels capitalize on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s natural beauty, bringing the outdoors in through unique design features, thoughtful spa treatments and menus headlined by fresh-caught bounty. Read on to learn about four waterfront lodging properties that promise an only-on-the-Monterey-Bay experience.

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Race Night on the Row

When Saturday’s Monterey races end, contenders and spectators will mingle on Cannery Row. During Race Night on the Row, powerful bikes line the lanes of this dynamic historic district. Fans can pose for photographs and chat with owners, collectors and fellow race attendees as they explore.

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Cannery Row Cultural Festival

The American Dream comes to life on Monterey’s Cannery Row, an engaging visitor destination with a rich cultural, culinary and natural history. Individuals from around the world have lived and prospered along this scenic stretch of California coast, and a new fall event celebrates their contributions. 

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Chardonnay Central

There’s a very simple reason Monterey County is the country’s #1 Chardonnay-growing region. The reason is readily apparent from almost every vantage point along Cannery Row – it’s the cold, deep waters of Monterey Bay! The Bay’s cooling winds and fog extend far inland, blanketing the area’s vineyards and creating perfect conditions for growing America’s favorite white wine grape.

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10 Ideas: Monterey Meetings

As event planners and conference managers outline events for the upcoming holiday season and key 2020 gatherings, many will look for fresh new venues, activities and themes to inspire and reward attendees. With an exciting mix of ballrooms, boardrooms, hotels, restaurants and activities all within in a convenient, walkable coastal neighborhood, Cannery Row promises compelling options for groups of all sizes.

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Adventures on the Bay

With a rooftop hot tub, private balconies, convenient beach access and a prime location along the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary, the Monterey Bay Inn has long been a favorite of nature lovers and active travelers. Now, the 49-room Cannery Row property makes outdoor recreation even more enticing with the new Adventure Package.

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Halloween Haunts for Adults

During this season of ghosts and goblins and ghouls, why should children have all the fun? Monterey’s Cannery Row offers plenty of tricks and treats for grown-ups, giving adults exciting options for festive Halloween adventures that can be enjoyed as a couple or with a group of friends.

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Indulgence in Focus

Surrounded by the art-minded community of Carmel, the famed Pebble Beach golf courses and vineyards that stretch across rural Monterey County, the city of Monterey is perfectly positioned for first-class travel experiences. Cannery Row presents an ideal base for exploring the region’s sophisticated side, thanks to several waterfront resorts as well as spa, wine, shopping and fine dining options all in close proximity.

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Millennial Micro-cations

With a scenic location on California’s Central Coast, Monterey is an enticing micro-cation destination. Plan your next getaway with these three starter itineraries.

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On the Road

In California, road trip opportunities range from coastal cruises to mountain journeys to drives that wind past lush farm fields and vineyards. Monterey County offers all three of these scenic settings: rugged, forested hills hug the Big Sur shoreline, grapevines and lettuce rows stretch across the Salinas Valley, and rocky coves distinguish the Monterey Bay coast.

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Packing Tips from the Pros

Packing for vacation can be daunting, given the unknowns that can range from unpredictable weather to unplanned detours and beyond. Here are four tips to keep in mind as you plan your summer adventures

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Six Sanctuary Adventures

Summer means sunny, leisurely days ideal for boating, fishing and spending time on the water. In Monterey, aquatic activities center on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. It’s one of the country’s largest marine sanctuaries, covering an area larger than Yosemite National Park and containing an underwater canyon that measures more than two miles deep. The sanctuary occupies 276 shoreline miles between Marin and Cambria, and extends 30 miles out from the coast. Here are six ways to explore this scenic natural wonder.

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