Historic Cannery Row: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of John Steinbeck's Monterey

Monterey, United States
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1h 15min
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What To Expect

This self-guided, self-paced audio walking tour will explore Cannery Row in Monterey California and the surrounding area as well as a number of hotels and historic sites. There's a separate admission charge for entrance to Monterey Bay Aquarium.

On this tour, you'll hear how the area served as the industrial heart of Monterey in the first half of the 1900s. Its seemingly inexhaustible number of Pacific sardine attracted fishermen, investors and inventors from around the world seeking their fortune. But, (spoiler alert!) overfishing would decimate the industry by the 1950s.

You will also discover the connection between John Steinbeck and this area as you meet some of the colorful characters that were immortalized in his novel Cannery Row and its sequel Sweet Thursday. Finally, you'll discover the incredible story of how Cannery Row quite literally rose from the ashes to what is now a welcoming waterfront of world-class hotels, wine rooms, restaurants and shopping opportunities.

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Important info

Public transportation options are available nearby. Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap. Suitable for all physical fitness levels

What's included
VoiceMap App for Android and iOS. Lifetime access to this tour in English. Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
What's not included
Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route. Smartphone and headphones. Transportation. Food and drink
Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until a day in advance
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Meeting Point

The starting point is at the corner of Prescott Avenue and Wave Street. Before arrival, install the VoiceMap app and use the code provided on your ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart any time and complete at your own pace.