Easter Sweets and Treats

Are you looking for that just right Easter basket filler?  Cannery Row has so many choices for sweets and treats that will help to make this coming Easter a special one.

Look at all of these options!easter

Candy Factory
Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop
Nestle Toll Hose Café
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

HOP on down to Cannery Row and make this Easter one to remember!



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Great Nightlife THIS WEEKEND on Cannery Row!

Cannery Row has the BEST nightlife in Monterey!
Here is the line up for this Friday, April 4th and Saturday, April 5th.

Blue Fin Billiards – Karaoke Night and DJ Dance Party
C restaurant + bar at The Clement Monterey – Live music beginning at noon with Mark Banks, followed by Terrence Ferrell
Cannery Row Brewing Company – DeeJay Bad DeeJay 9pm
Cooper’s Pub & Restaurant – Michael Annotti 9pm
Monterey Plaza Hotel - Live Jazz 5:30-9:30pm
Sardine Factory  – Dave Conley at the Piano at 7:30pm
Sly McFly’s – The Money Band 9pm

Blue Fin Billiards – Comedy with Cory Robinson & Friends
C restaurant + bar at The Clement Monterey – Live music beginning at noon with Mark Banks, followed by Terrence Ferrell
Cannery Row Brewing Company – DJ Hanif Wondir 9pm
Cooper’s Pub & Restaurant – Orion Williams 9pm
Monterey Plaza Hotel – Live Jazz 5:30-9:30pm
Sardine Factory  – Dave Conley at the Piano at 7:30pm
Sly McFly’s – The Cheeseballs 9pm
See you on the Row!

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Spring Break fun on Cannery Row!

Spring Break fun has begun! If you are looking for a fun getaway for all ages, Cannery Row has so many unique attractions and iconic spots to offer, it can be hard to pick just one!

Visit the new monument in the heart of Steinbeck Plaza. Paying tribute to Steinbeck, the characters in our name sake book, and the men who had the vision to make Cannery Row what it is today, this newly installed work of art is certain to offer incredible photo opportunities while inspiring a new generation to remember Mr. Steinbeck.

Cannery Row is also an ocean-side playground filled with fun for everyone. The Monterey Mirror Maze invites you into a world of mind-bending fun. The Lazer Vault will have you jumping, crawling, climbing and slithering your way through an obstacle course of brilliant green lasers. Next door at Highway 1 Golf, Games and Grub you will find 9 holes of black light mini golf that takes you on a journey of the infamous Highway 1. Step inside the game, Speed Freak, where players are immersed in a 3-D room with music, sound effects, and voice prompts creating an exhilaratingly fun activity for kids of all ages.

Monterey Mirror MazeSpeed Freak

Stop by the Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum, a favorite of visitors. Play a round of black light miniature golf at Ocean’s 18 at the American Tin Cannery; and release your inner pool shark at Blue Fin Café & Billiards. Get a one of a kind memento of your visit by taking an Old Time Portrait at Doc Wenzel’s.

Oceans_18_02Doc Wenzels

Adventure’s By the Sea offers unique ways to enjoy the bay. By land, discover the beautiful Monterey Peninsula by pedaling a bicycle or four-wheel surrey along the recreation trail. By sea, explore the kelp forest and abundant marine life along Cannery Row from an ocean kayak! Rent a kayak, or take a guided tour, or try Stand Up Paddle-boarding and experience this popular sport!

Coastal Rec Trail Activities

With awesome attractions and recreation, also come beautiful ocean front lodging choices. Families of all ages will find that Cannery Row hotels are not only the finest in Monterey, many offer ocean view guestrooms, family suites and activities. Make Cannery Row your next Spring Break getaway!

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Cannery Row businesses are the BEST!

Thank you to all who voted many Cannery Row businesses as the BEST in
Monterey County by the reader’s of Monterey County Weekly!  We agree!!
Fantastic places to eat, play, shop and stay on Cannery Row – visit us today!

2014 MCW Best Badge

A Taste of Monterey - Best Selection of Wines by the Glass
First Awakening’s at American Tin Cannery - Best Breakfast
Blue Fin Café & BilliardsBest Place to Shoot Pool
Cannery Row Brewing CompanyBest Selection of Beers, Best Club DJ – DJ Hanif Wondir
Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa – Best Hotel, Best Massage Therapist Sallyann Forzani
MYO – Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
On the Beach – Best Surf Shop
Sardine Factory – Best Wine List, Best Restaurant More Than 10 Years Old
Sly McFly’s Refueling Station – Best Club for Blues, Best Club for Rock, Best Place to Go Dancing
Schooners Costal Kitchen & Bar at the Monterey Plaza Hotel – Best Drink with a View
Whaling Station – Best Steak House

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Hotel Restaurants on the Row Receive High Praise

According to food writer Mike Hale of the Monterey County Weekly 2 hotel restaurants on Cannery Row are noteworthy and are on his personal rotation.  With delicious, interesting fare these hotels offer much more than just a place to eat before heading to your hotel room.   We agree!!

Firstly the C Restaurant + Bar at the Intercontinental – The Clement Monterey!  Thursday – Sunday you can hear great live music and enjoy delicious bar fare or choose the dining room for a vast selection of sustainable seafood.  For menus go to http://www.thecrestaurant-monterey.com/the-c-menus.php.  Mr. Hale also names Schooners, at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa, which is known for several fresh, delicious dishes.  One of my favorites are the angry prawns – perfectly prepared with chili, lime and garlic.  For full menu details visit http://www.schoonersmonterey.com/menus.html.   Plan a meal at one of these acclaimed restaurants and experience for yourself!

To read the full article, visit http://www.montereyherald.com/food-wine/ci_25324844/mike-hale-grub-hunter-hotel-restaurants-step-it

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Cannery Row Monument Open to Public

Ted and Leon Panetta

It rained most of the previous night and the day of, however, the sun peaked out just in time for the Cannery Row Monument Dedication that was held one week ago today, on Wednesday, February 26th.  On hand to celebrate this event were the family, friends, clients and employees of the four entrepreneurs that steadfastly dedicated themselves to the revival of the area.   Speaker’s included Ted Balestreri, Monterey native and Secretary Leon Panetta, Monterey Mayor Chuck Della Sala, Former Monterey Mayor Dan Albert with the blessing by the Most Reverend Bishop Garcia.  Thank you to all who worked to make this monument happen and those who attended its dedication.

The Cannery Row monument pays tribute to the many notorious and famous characters that were vital to the evolution of Cannery Row.  Atop the rocklike monument sits John Steinbeck, surrounded by eight other bronze figures – characters reminiscent of when Cannery Row was the bustling sardine canning district that exposed him to the lives of people who filled him with literary inspiration.

Also sculpted on the monument is Ed Ricketts, Steinbeck’s good friend and a famous marine biologist who studied the sea life and tide pools of Monterey Bay.  The monument also includes figures suggestive of a Chinese fisherman and cannery workers, and of the colorful Dora Flood, who made everybody happy and was equally famous for helping the poor during the Great Depression.

The four “boys” huddled together on the rock were modeled after the four entrepreneurs who embraced the remnants of the canning district and dedicated themselves to its rebirth. Ted Balestreri, George Zarounian, Harry Davidian and Bert Cutino shared a vision for Cannery Row and a deep affection for its inhabitants. The boys in association with the Coniglio, Crispo, Drummond and Meyers families brought tourism and hospitality to Monterey’s Cannery Row, helping to preserve it for all time.

Ted Balestreri, founding and general managing partner of the Cannery Row Company, was the first to envision a monument.  Mr. Balestreri worked closely with Carmel artist and acclaimed sculptor, Steven Whyte, created the nine bronze figures.

Visit Steinbeck Plaza and see for yourself.  Tag the location and post to Facebook!

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AT&T National Pro-Am Monterey Express Shuttle Information

The Fastest & Easiest Way to the Tournament!

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