The area immortalized In Steinbeck's classic Cannery Row novel for its sardine factories, today includes more than 30 restaurants, 100 boutiques and shops, a small beach and major area attractions including the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.
649 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
Located on Monterey's famous Cannery Row, the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium offers exhibits of marine mammals and fish, including sharks and a giant octopus, an impressive kelp forest, sea otters, jellyfish, and fascinating children's activities.
886 Cannery Row , Monterey, California 93940
Rent everything from kayaks to bikes to surfboards from local Monterey outdoor adventure company Adventures by the Sea. Our Monterey hotel is also located near scenic beaches such as Lover's Point, which is accessible by bike and offers picnic shelters.
32 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
Enjoy year round opportunities to view a variety of whales, dolphins, sharks, turtles, otters, seals, and sea birds onboard a Monterey Bay cruise. Many whale watching tours feature in-depth commentary by a marine biologist.
84 Fishermans Wharf #1, Monterey, California 93940
The creator of Dennis The Menace built this playground in the 1950s and it remains a beloved Monterey attraction. Kids can play on the rope bridge, hide in the maze or have their picture taken next to the Dennis The Menace statue.
777 Pearl Street , Monterey, California 93940
Experience an up-close view of Monterey's rich and varied maritime history through an exhibition of more than 5,000 interesting artifacts, 50,000 photographs, 6,000 books, and the spectacular glass prisms of the original Fresnel lens from the Point Sur Lighthouse lamp.
5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, California 93940
This beautifully maintained, 18-mile long waterfront recreation trail is a paved pathway that follows the coast and is perfect for a family fun day of outdoor recreation. Several shops along the trail rent bicycles, 4-person surreys, in-line skates, and kayaks.
Monterey Bay Coastal Trail, Monterey, California 93940
Explore the oldest lighthouse on the West Coast. More than 160 years old, Point Pinos is a working lighthouse that’s listed on the U.S. Register of Historic Places. It’s open to visitors every afternoon except Tuesday and Wednesday.
80 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950, Pacific Grove, California 93950
This California state park is ideal for exploring tide pools, viewing rambunctious sea lion colonies, walking through rare Monterey Cyprus tree groves, hiking scenic trials, picnicking on the beach, and marveling at the impressive Pacific Ocean.
62 CA-1 , Carmel-By-The-Sea, California 93923
Visit one of the world's most scenic natural areas. Hike incredibly beautiful trails throoughout state parks. Go beachcombing for treasures found on sandy beaches. And take in the gorgeous vistas, which, if you’re lucky, will include migrating whales.
Big Sur, Monterey, California
Learn more about the life and home of writer John Steinbeck at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas. Get to know the author through interactive exhibits highlighting his early days, the Salinas Valley, and his Nobel Prize-winning novels.
1 Main St, Salinas, California 93901