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Where to Stay on Cannery Row: Monterey Bay Inn, CA

Monterey Bay Inn was the perfect place to spend our girls weekend getaway. As part of a collection of four uniquely designed boutique hotels, Monterey Bay Inn provides an authentic, attentive,and intimate Monterey experience for guests who choose to stay with them, whether their stay is for an extended period of time or for a weekend like us.

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Monterey Dining: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co on Cannery Row

If you have a fondness for good seafood, and a laid back atmosphere, then The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. on Cannery Row (Monterey, CA) is the dining experience for you. Located next to the Intercontinental Hotel, it boasts an incredible view of the water from the outdoor dining area.

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Monterey Dining: Cannery Row Brewing Company

The Cannery Row Brewing Company in Monterey, California, is a spectacular place to stop in and grab a bite to eat. We enjoyed lunch there on the outdoor patio on our most recent visit to Cannery Row.

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Monterey: Ghirardelli Chocolate and Ice Cream Store #CanneryRow

With so many different things to see and do while on our trip to Cannery Row it was impossible to see and do everything. One amazing spot we got to check out was the Ghirardelli Chocolate & Ice Cream Shop in the Steinbeck Plaza.

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Monterey Activities: Adventures by the Sea

There is no shortage of fun adventures to be had while touring Cannery Row. Adventures by the Sea is the one-stop shop for all your adventure needs. They’re there to help outfit you for whatever adventure you’re itching to partake in.

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California: Best Western Plus Monterey Victorian Inn

When I heard I’d be staying at the Best Western Victorian Inn in Monterey, California, I’ll admit I was surprised. Cannery Row is such a unique area, I had hoped we’d be staying somewhere equally interesting. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that this Best Western Plus is anything but average.

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California: Monterey Mirror Maze and Black Light Mini Golf – Psychedelic Fun on CanneryRow

The Monterey Mirror Maze is the place to go if you love an adventure, like to embrace your silly side, and love a good challenge. With their perfectly symmetrical mirrors, Monterey Maze allows you to see infinite reflections of yourself in every direction.

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Discover Cannery Row – June 1 – 4 Follow #CanneryRow

I’ve been to Monterey, California several times, but I’ve never gotten a chance to put my feet in the sand or enjoy a few minutes exploring on my own. That’s all about to change as I join some of my favorite bloggers as we take a few days to explore Cannery Row and all it has to offer, and I couldn’t be happier. The few minutes I’ve had to there in the past has left me wanting to come back to spend more time in this picturesque area.

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Steinbeck Center – Delve Inside the Author’s Life

The National Steinbeck Center is dedicated to the life and works of author John Steinbeck. It was founded in 1998 and contains both an archival collection and special exhibitions.The Steinbeck Center is located on Main Street in Salinas, CA, in a beautiful modern building surrounded by an eclectic neighborhood with small-town feel. The Center is bright and welcoming and staff members are warm and friendly and obviously have a great love for their treasured author.

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What to do in Monterey CA – Elkhorn Slough Safari Tour

I’ll admit it. When I heard I’d be taking the Elkhorn Slough Safari tour, I wasn’t excited. First because I had no idea what an Elkhorn Slough was and because I get motion sick easily and I thought that a boat trip would mean instant nausea.

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Tentacles Monterey Bay Aquarium New Exhibit Overview

This new exhibit opened to the public on 4/12/14 and it’s one that you won’t want to miss. It’s the first of it’s kind and the chance for us to get up close and see what occupies our sea. It focuses on Cephalopods which includes octopuses, cuttlefish, nautilus, mollusks, and squid.

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See Monterey – Activities, Lodging, and Dining Info

A few months ago I participated in a trip to Monterey County in California. I was in awe of the stunning coastline and vowed to come back again when I could really spend some time enjoying it all.

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