Warranting the title "Happiest Seaside Town in California,"Cannery Row in Monterey is the central coast's most popular destination. Made famous by award-winning author John Steinbeck, this historic waterfront district houses the Monterey Bay Aquarium, authentic seaside restaurants, shops, art galleries and wine tasting rooms, all stretching along the notable seascape. Visitors can scuba dive, kayak, or bike ride along the coast for outdoor adventures, while others can indulge their senses with fresh seafood and wine tastings from local vineyards. If that's not enough, one can feed sea otters, collect shells, play black light mini-golf or just look at the magnificent scenery. This coastal playground offers it all.
Prices vary per establishment. There is no cost to visit.
Sun up to sun down is the standard, but check with each establishment for exact hours.
The Monterey shopping scene is full of great deals and unique steals, from local art galleries selling their work to small beach boutiques. The shops and stores on Cannery Row are stocked with all the souvenirs any tourist could hope for. There are vintage shops selling the best memorabilia money can buy, oceanfront apparel and nautical necessities, jewelry stores, shoe stores,the As Seen on TV store, and candy stores offering every type of sugary sweetness.
Is there any wine tasting on Cannery Row?
Wine aficionados can rest assured knowing that they will have plenty of wine tasting opportunities along Cannery Row. There are various wine tasting rooms, each offering different varietals to sample the best of Monterey. Some notable spots to check out are A Taste of Monterey Wine Market and Bistro, .Bargetto Wine Tasting Room, and Carmel Ridge Winery Tasting Room for everything from smooth Chardonnay’s to rich Pinot Noir’s