Cannery Row
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Cannery Row is the Central Coast’s premier visitor destination. Home to some of the most luxurious hotels, world-class restaurants, boutiques & galleries, spas, premium wine tasting & exciting recreation Monterey has to offer, including the best nightlife. Walk everywhere. The breathtaking coastline of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is the backdrop for every Cannery Row experience. Parking is never a problem, and everything is within walking distance.
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  • Wendy N
    Johns Creek, Georgia336 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tourist Trap
    The area is good for restaurants and souvenir shops, but not much else. The area used to have more unique stores and galleries but found this trip that most of those had disappeared. If you are visiting the Aquarium, it makes sense to take a stroll through the area and see the history of the town which had a heavy reliance on fishing in some of the old buildings.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 20, 2023
  • Valleyblue
    Sacramento, California417 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun part of any visit to Monterey
    When you go to Monterey, figure on doing a lot of walking. Cannery Row is a great walking area. There are so many shops, cafes, restaurants, and places for snacks (candy, ice cream, baked goods, etc.) to browse and window shop. OK, admittedly it is quite touristy, but fun nonetheless. Cannery Row is really just a part of the area. You can also walk along the shore, go to the aquarium, rent bikes, and just relax and enjoy what Monterey has to offer.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 3, 2023
  • pecanpie2205
    Essex, United Kingdom1,054 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for a nice stroll
    If visiting the Aquarium take the time to stroll down Cannery Row. There are lots of restaurants and souvenir shops to browse in. There’s are some information boards giving the history of the town which are interesting. Apart from that, there isn’t much else to do but a nice stroll nevertheless.
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written July 9, 2023
  • SimbaTheExplorer
    California247 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable Visit to Cannery Row
    I really love Cannery Row. There are so many great restaurants and a lot of variety in restaurants compared to Old Fisherman’s Wharf. The walk along the bike path and along Cannery Row itself is very pleasant. The aquarium is at the far end of Cannery Row. We enjoyed walking to the aquarium from our hotel near the wharf and taking the trolley back. There is a nice souvenir store specializing in sea otter merchandise about a block from the aquarium. It is better to purchase souvenirs outside the aquarium because everything in the aquarium is expensive.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 13, 2023
  • food e
    Phoenix, Arizona967 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tourist area average
    Typical tourist strip on cannery row. Mamy shops are low end and dirty. A few good spots include aquarium, m.p. hotel 5 star. Some mediocre food and shops . Love the surrounding area and love the bay. Town needs to improve a bit and expand its things to do. So spend 1 day then drive out side area to carmel big sur to round out trip.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 6, 2023
  • Waddler
    York, United Kingdom10,918 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable
    Its a touristy area but retains some authenticity in its buildings and is an attractive street. Loved the Fish Hopper restaurant and we enjoyed Treasure Ride. Of course the aquarium is the big attraction but you might spot sea life anyway, look out for sea otters and sea lions wherever you get an outlook over the bay.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 6, 2023
  • Jaskel08
    California260 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was OK, not like it used to be.
    We hadn’t been since before COVID. Spent a couple of hours strolling the shops and waterfront. Honestly, it wasn’t like we remembered it. It was clean, we felt safe. There were not as many kid-friendly shops as there once was. Not a huge selection of places to eat on Cannery Row itself. One would need to walk a couple blocks to Foam St for a different selection of restaurants – and even then, they are not that kid-friendly. The convenience is that it’s a place to go after leaving the Aquarium. It’s right next to the water line. However, our family had more fun at the Fisherman’s Wharf even though it’s not as expansive as Cannery Row. Minus expectations, I’d give it 2.5 stars but I’m rounding down.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 19, 2024
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Jaskel08
California260 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We hadn’t been since before COVID. Spent a couple of hours strolling the shops and waterfront. Honestly, it wasn’t like we remembered it. It was clean, we felt safe. There were not as many kid-friendly shops as there once was. Not a huge selection of places to eat on Cannery Row itself. One would need to walk a couple blocks to Foam St for a different selection of restaurants – and even then, they are not that kid-friendly.

The convenience is that it’s a place to go after leaving the Aquarium. It’s right next to the water line. However, our family had more fun at the Fisherman’s Wharf even though it’s not as expansive as Cannery Row. Minus expectations, I’d give it 2.5 stars but I’m rounding down.
Written February 19, 2024
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Jonash
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Avoid Cannery Row!! They ripped us off! My wife and I reserved at Cannery row for five days. On our second day, we had a dental emergency. The front desk told us if we had vacated by the next morning's check out, we would be excused, no problem. After leaving the next morning and checking our bill, I saw we were charged and extra $150 for the second nite (Monday) than the day before (Sunday). I called the hotel and was told rates change by the hour and we got charged more for a Monday nite than Sunday. Hotels.com had the room rate the same as we originally were charged.
Written January 13, 2024
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Roland R
42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
We enjoyed every piece of history Monterey has to offer. Beautiful scenery!!! Riding Monterey trolley was fun!!! Loved this place!!!
Written September 16, 2023
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Waddler
York, UK10,918 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Its a touristy area but retains some authenticity in its buildings and is an attractive street.

Loved the Fish Hopper restaurant and we enjoyed Treasure Ride. Of course the aquarium is the big attraction but you might spot sea life anyway, look out for sea otters and sea lions wherever you get an outlook over the bay.
Written September 6, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

food e
Phoenix, AZ967 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Typical tourist strip on cannery row. Mamy shops are low end and dirty. A few good spots include aquarium, m.p. hotel 5 star. Some mediocre food and shops . Love the surrounding area and love the bay. Town needs to improve a bit and expand its things to do. So spend 1 day then drive out side area to carmel big sur to round out trip.
Written September 6, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Alanna Campbell
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
What a fun little town. I had never heard of it but my boyfriend and I enjoyed walking the shops after we had been to the aquarium, would recommend going and having a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants
Written September 3, 2023
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SimbaTheExplorer
California247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
I really love Cannery Row. There are so many great restaurants and a lot of variety in restaurants compared to Old Fisherman’s Wharf. The walk along the bike path and along Cannery Row itself is very pleasant. The aquarium is at the far end of Cannery Row. We enjoyed walking to the aquarium from our hotel near the wharf and taking the trolley back. There is a nice souvenir store specializing in sea otter merchandise about a block from the aquarium. It is better to purchase souvenirs outside the aquarium because everything in the aquarium is expensive.
Written August 13, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

slpsomm
Dover, OH538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Very nice area. Many touristy shops and restaurants and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Shops were clean and nice.
Written July 24, 2023
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pecanpie2205
Essex, UK1,054 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
If visiting the Aquarium take the time to stroll down Cannery Row.

There are lots of restaurants and souvenir shops to browse in.

There’s are some information boards giving the history of the town which are interesting.

Apart from that, there isn’t much else to do but a nice stroll nevertheless.
Written July 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Valleyblue
Sacramento, CA417 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
When you go to Monterey, figure on doing a lot of walking. Cannery Row is a great walking area. There are so many shops, cafes, restaurants, and places for snacks (candy, ice cream, baked goods, etc.) to browse and window shop. OK, admittedly it is quite touristy, but fun nonetheless. Cannery Row is really just a part of the area. You can also walk along the shore, go to the aquarium, rent bikes, and just relax and enjoy what Monterey has to offer.
Written July 3, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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