Cannery Row

About Cannery Row, Monterey

“A poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream." That’s how John Steinbeck described Cannery Row. They used to call it the Ocean View Avenue, and then John Steinbeck went and wrote his novel, Cannery Row (named for the sardine canning that went on here till the 1970s, and that’s all it’s been called since). That fishing industry died from a combination of various factors, but this area itself managed to survive by turning into a tourist attraction, with restaurants, hotels and several historically important buildings. Closeby is the Edward F. Ricketts State Marine Conservation Area, which home to some cute sea lions. Cannery row is also quite popular among fishermen. It’s a charming little place now, with lots of great views and nice people. The walking paths here are wonderful, and there are lots of nice little shops to visit.

One of the historic parts of Monterey, the Cannery Row is a coveted attraction to visit in this city. There are no tickets for Cannery Row, however, it is better for you to buy tickets for Cannery Row tours with us to access all the points and corners of this area. Cannery Row tickets are cheap and affordable and offer you the most in terms of experience. If you further wish to know Cannery Row ticket prices, you can have a look at our tickets section for detailed information.

How To Get To Cannery Row by Public Transport

  • Bus 21 stop Wave / Hoffman
  • Bus 1 and 2 stop Lighthouse / Prescott

Restaurants Near Cannery Row

  • El Torito
  • Hula’s Island Grill
  • Gianni’s Pizza

Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Monterey before you plan your trip.

Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Monterey and book an accommodation of your choice.

Address: 649 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940, United States

Phone: +1-8313728901

Show on map

Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

Added 26.3K times in trip plans

Hotel, Walking Area, Restaurant, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Specialty Shop

Try TripHobo Trip Planner

Book Cannery Row Tickets And Tours

Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour
View Deal Monterey & Carmel Explorer Tour 11 Reviews | Duration: 14 hours From USD 87.19/person

This tour will start traveling south on the famous Pacific Coast Highway, California Highway 1. We will set foot on Monterey’s famous Cannery Row for a chance to stroll among the shops and grab a fresh seafood lunch. The tour will follow the coast through the beautiful little town of Pacific Grove on the way to the 17 Mile Drive. This famous road winds its way between magnificent homes and the spectacular coastline, between the greens and tees of world famous golf courses and among the last remaining forest of a rare species of the Monterey Cypress.

The drive finishes up at the Pebble Beach Village. Upon arrival in the enchanted town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, guests can explore the boutique shops on Ocean Avenue or be dazzled by the white sandy beach. If there is time & interest, we can visit the historic Carmel Mission. This tour also has optional short stops in Half Moon Bay or Santa Cruz.

2-Hour Monterey and Pacific Grove Sea Car Tour
View Deal 2-Hour Monterey and Pacific Grove Sea Car Tour New on TripHobo Duration: 2 hours From USD 112.34/person

Fantastic ocean vistas at every turn. This is one of the best coast drives anywhere! Highlights include Monterey historical buildings, Fisherman's Wharf harbor views, Cannery Row, Lover's Point and many amazing view stops. Get up close with deer (providing they are out), sand dunes and cypress trees. Plus see Pacific Grove, including downtown and historic points of interest, butterflies permitting.

Monterey And Carmel-by-the-Sea Day Private Tour from San Francisco
View Deal Monterey And Carmel-by-the-Sea Day Private Tour fr... New on TripHobo Duration: 10 hours From USD 968.69/person

Be driven in a new 2016 Platinum Edition Escalade Limousine on one of the most scenic roads in California on this full-day tour from San Francisco Bay Area. Four screen entertainment system for adults and children. Cruise along the coast-hugging Highway 1 past sea cliffs and windswept cypress trees, and ogle the coastal mansions of Pebble Beach on the iconic 17-Mile Drive. Enjoy free time to explore Monterey, where you can stroll down Steinbeck’s Cannery Row or visit the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Visit the boutiques of Carmel-by-the-Sea and get a glimpse of Silicon Valley’s tech campuses on the return drive to San Francisco Bay Area. Flexibility can be provided.

Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive Day Trip from San Francisco
View Deal Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive Day Trip from S... 1219 Reviews | Duration: 11 hours From USD 73.15/person

Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula home of the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Explore Monterey's charming shops or choose to add aquarium admission. See the stunning estates of 17-Mile Drive. Finish your day with a stop at the coastal town of Carmel by the Sea, before returning to San Francisco via famous Silicon Valley.

Share your experience - Rate Cannery Row, Monterey