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Cannery Row, Monterey

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A waterfront street named after John Steinbeck's novel, Cannery Row is the setting for many of Steinbeck's harrowing stories. The Pacific Biological Laboratories, a well-known location in Steinbeck's novel, is a preserved landmark, along with the Chinese-American store across the street. The biologist that once manned the laboratory gave his name to the area along the coast, now the Edward F. Ricketts State Marine Conservation Area, where sea lions thrive. The waters are open for sport fishing and water sports, such as kayaking. Pay a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to view some of the species that populate the water. Plan to visit Cannery Row during your Monterey vacation using our convenient Monterey trip itinerary maker app.
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  • My family visited Monterey and besides the Aquarium, we all agreed this area left much to be desired. The aesthetic is so charming, but the stores were mostly chains we could find at home. Other than....  more
    My family visited Monterey and besides the Aquarium, we all agreed this area left much to be desired. The aesthetic is so charming, but the stores were mostly chains we could find at home. Other than....  more »
  • Definitely visit Cannery Row when traveling to Monterey. It is a great tourist area that offers an authentic California experience. 
    Definitely visit Cannery Row when traveling to Monterey. It is a great tourist area that offers an authentic California experience.  more »

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