Welcome to Cannery Row in Monterey, California, the most popular vacation destination on California's Central Coast. This historic waterfront district on Monterey Bay was made famous by writer John Steinbeck, who illustrated Cannery Row life in his colorful stories. The best of Monterey hotels, attractions and recreation, authentic Monterey restaurants, convenient shopping and exciting Monterey nightlife are all found on Monterey's Cannery Row. Interested in hearing more? Sign up for the Cannery Row newsletter to learn about the history of Cannery Row, special events and promotions, local cuisine, and so much more.