Made famous by the Steinbeck novel from which it was renamed in 1958, Cannery Row was the center Monterey’s historic sardine processing and canning industry. Today, Cannery Row is home to shops, hotels, restaurants and museums.
Located at the ocean’s edge, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a window to marine life — for dive masters and non-swimmers alike. It’s home to sea otters, penguins, sharks, jellies and thousands of other marine animals and plants. Its mission is to inspire conservation of the oceans.
Get up close and personal with wild, exotic animals from around the world in a beautiful natural setting. An unforgettable family adventure!
The only museum in the country dedicated to single author, the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, CA documents the life and literary works of legendary author John Steinbeck. Steinbeck spent his formative years in Monterey and Salinas and set his novels in the same locale. His novels are required reading for high schools throughout the country.
Sail with confidence on world famous Monterey Bay. Monterey hosts the most bio-dense and bio-diverse ecosystem on the U.S. Pacific coast.
Once the Capital of California during Mexican rule, Monterey is rich in history and home to many museums that preserve it.