Dog-friendly Cannery Row

Cannery Row

700 Cannery Row
Monterey, California 93940
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Cannery Row logo 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.

Cannery Row is known as the Gateway to Monterey County, as it is in all ways reflects the wonderful bounty of wine, waves and woof that you will find throughout the county. Add to that authentic Monterey cuisine, shopping and lodging and you've got the perfect place as a base to visit the area.

Best Western Plus Victorian Inn: just a couple of blocks from the heart of Cannery Row and features cool amenities for both the two and four-legged guests.
InterContinental The Clement Monterey: limited number of dog-friendly rooms along the famous Monterey Bay Coastal Trail.
Casa Munras Hotel: only a mile and a half from the heart of Cannery Row, Casa Munras has a pet-friendly package, lots of acres to roam and dog-friendly Estéban Restaurant.

Carmel Ridge Winery
• The Wine Experience
Blue Fox Cellars

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
The C Restaurant & Bar
Coopers Pub & Restaurant
Louie Linguini's
Johnny Rockets
• Tidal Coffee

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Monterey Bay Aquarium - Photo Credit: Håkan Dahlström (CC)
Monterey Bay Aquarium - Photo Credit: Håkan Dahlström (CC)
by Dave Kendrick, Co-founder

A reader recently mentioned that as part of our in-depth coverage of destinations around the state, we should provide tips that locals use to have fun with their dogs in their home towns or regions. Since Cannery Row and Monterey County are’s backyard playground, we thought this would be a good time to begin sniffing out how to navigate the local scene.

Tip 1: The Monterey Bay Aquarium on Cannery Row is a top attraction for many visitors. Dogs aren’t allowed inside, but that shouldn’t stop you from bringing your pup on a visit to the area. Here are some ways to do that:

• Short-term boarding: a seven-minute walk from the aquarium is Casa de Amigos Animal Hotel, where you can leave you pup (as long as she’s up to date on her vaccines) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for a flat fee of $25. Other sitting services are listed here.

• Maya,’s Director of Barketing, loves to be pampered while her parents are checking out the latest aquarium exhibits. Close by is a full-service Petco groomer. Others can be found on and on the DogTrekker mobile app. more »
Lovers Point, Pacific Grove - Photo Credit: @desiferguson
Lovers Point, Pacific Grove - Photo Credit: @desiferguson
The most abiding joy to be had on the Monterey Peninsula is simply enjoying the rugged coastal scenery, and there’s no better way to soak it up than on the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail. This paved, multi-use path stretches 18 miles from Castroville in the north to Pacific Grove in the south. To get started, we suggest strolling the segment between Cannery Row and Asilomar State Beach, which will take about an hour at a moderate walking pace. more »
Cannery Row Brewing Company - Photo Credit: @rogan_thecocker
Cannery Row Brewing Company - Photo Credit: @rogan_thecocker
Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream.” So wrote John Steinbeck in his famous 1945 novel. “The Row” gets its name from a string of long-defunct sardine-canning factories, some of which have been converted into dog-friendly restaurants and hotels. Today, it’s Monterey’s main waterfront tourist draw, the gateway to dog-friendly Monterey County and a destination in itself when it comes to dog-friendly things to do. more »

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