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Cannery Row free

Cannery Row | Monterey, CA | Official website
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Courtesy of the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Type: Shopping, Neighborhood/Area
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Overall Rating: 3.5 (3.5)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Food Scene: 3.5 (3.5)
Atmosphere: 3.0 (3.0)
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Anchored by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row is the epicenter of Monterey town's tourism industry. Boutique hotels, shops and restaurants line this seaside avenue and attract thousands of travelers each year. But many recent visitors find the area overpriced and too touristy. Others regret that you can no longer detect the charms that John Steinbeck details in his 1945 novel Cannery Row.

One vacationer reports to TripAdvisor, "Cannery Row is a tourist trap of the finest order and that sense of local character has been quite effectively dispatched by a swarm of boutique hotels and overpriced restaurants."

For more information about the shops, eateries and hotels, check out Cannery Row's website.

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