Cannery row is no more than a tourist trap full of useless stores. The same stores selling trinkets that you would see in any beach town. Not worth the time in my opinion.
The great part of cannery row is the location on the water, history of California it portrays, and the restaurants. The bad part is that all the shopping is cheesy souvenir shops with tacky shirts and magnets.
There were a few really nice shops in Cannery Row, but you can also expect the usual assortment of souvenir shops and activity vendors. We had a great dinner at the Fish Hopper and a nice lunch at Louie Linguini's. Frankly, Bubba Gump's and the Chart House seemed out of place in an area aiming for a unique experience.
Though we were in Monterey and the weather was a bit cloudy and blustery our day was wonderful. Actually I think the weather added to our fun. We walked the Monterey Pier and found some neat little shops and eateries along our way. By the time I reached the end of the pier I believe I had sampled clam chowder... More
This is really nickname for the main street which goes beyond cannery row. Not real high end all though some great shops and high end art. Great for stroll and walk and gock. Ocean on one side and shops on street all have interesting nooks and crannies and check out one block in for cool cafes. This is an unique... More
We liked that a lot of the processing plants, warehouses and related machinery and buildings were still evident, even if incorporated into hotels, shops and the impressive Aquarium. There were lots of different eating places and souvenir shops for all budgets. A really nice area to spend a few hours, especially for families.
There are many interesting restaurants ranging from elegant to burger joints including Giradelli Ice Cream shop. There are many little stores with nice items as well as souvenirs. And of course, there is the Aquarium!!! Add the street above Cannery Row for added shops, restaurants, & The American Tin Cannery Outlets. And there is the Rec Trail for a bit... More
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