Monterey Peninsula Airport
With over 80 daily flights, the Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) is a quick 10-minute drive from Cannery Row. There are direct flights from Denver, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix and San Francisco and it is serviced by Allegiant Air, American/American Eagle, United/United Express and U.S. Airways.
San Francisco International Airport/San Jose International Airport
San Francisco International Airport is 100 miles north of Cannery Row, with a driving time of approximately 2 hours. San Jose International Airport is 75 miles north of Cannery Row, with a driving time of approximately 1.5 hours.
Driving To Cannery Row
Cannery Row invites visitors to park their cars and enjoy this scenic waterfront shopping, dining and recreation area on foot. All of Cannery Row is within easy walking distance, and the fresh sea air makes the stroll that much more enjoyable. Parking on Cannery Row is easy and affordable. There are numerous parking lots, a parking garage, and plentiful street parking.
Public transit operates buses and trolleys that are convenient and inexpensive; and at certain times of the year, free! So, park your car. You won’t need it here.
Getting here is easy!
From Hwy. 1 North
Take Hwy 1 south to Monterey. Look for the Monterey Bay Aquarium sign and exit onto Fremont Street. Follow brown directional signs on Fremont to Camino El Estero and turn right. Just past the Visitor Information Center, turn left on Del Monte Ave and continue (in the right two lanes) past Fisherman’s Wharf then through the tunnel to Foam Street. Follow the brown directional signs to Cannery Row parking and the aquarium.
From Hwy. 1 South
From the South, you have two choices:
1. Look for the Monterey Bay Aquarium sign and exit Hwy. 1 at Munras Ave. Follow the brown directional signs to Cannery Row parking and the aquarium. Follow the brown directional signs to Cannery Row parking and the aquarium.
2. Exit Hwy 1 at Hwy 68 West/Pacific Grove. Continue 4 miles to David Ave, then turn right and follow David Ave to the end. You’ll see the aquarium and signs for parking on Cannery Row.
From Route 101 North
In Prunedale, exit Hwy 156 West/Monterey Peninsula to Hwy 1. Take Hwy 1 south to Monterey. Look for the Monterey Bay Aquarium sign and exit onto Fremont Street. Follow brown directional signs on Fremont to Camino El Estero and turn right. Just past the Visitor Information Center, turn left on Del Monte Ave and continue (in the right two lanes) past Fisherman’s Wharf then through the tunnel to Foam Street. Follow the brown directional signs to Cannery Row parking and the aquarium.
From Route 101 South
In Salinas, follow signs on city streets to Hwy 68 West.
From Route 68 West
Exit Hwy 68 to Hwy 1 South. Stay in right lane after merge and exit immediately onto Fremont Street. Follow brown directional signs on Fremont to Camino El Estero and turn right. Just past the Visitor Information Center, turn left on Del Monte Ave and continue (in the right two lanes) past Fisherman’s Wharf then through the tunnel to Foam Street. Follow the brown directional signs to Cannery Row parking and the aquarium.
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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. Don't miss these exciting events, including Exotics on Cannery Row on Saturday August 25th!
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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.
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.
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.
Make the most of Monterey’s warm days and clear nights with these six stay-and-play itineraries.
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.
Fun and Games
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.
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.
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.
A good cigar can be an excellent choice for just about any guy on a holiday gift list this year. Cigars are making a comeback and with so many options, and that includes a wide variety of accessories for the cigar lover, it's relatively easy to find just the right smoke and accessories to go along with it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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?
Monterey’s hottest summer destination is a hip boutique hotel set just steps from Cannery Row and the sparkling Monterey Bay.
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.