Diane Mandeville – VP of Marketing for Cannery Row
Twitter & Instagram: @VisitCanneryRow
Colleen & Catie’s Picks for Cannery Row
Accommodations: Best Western Plus Victorian Inn
The Fish Hopper – Located on Cannery Row, with beautiful views of the ocean surrounding you, and fresh, local fish! We recommend the coconut shrimp!
Ghirardelli Chocolate – The first Ghirardelli after the original San Francisco location. A beautiful view and balcony overlooking the ocean. Located right on Cannery Row.
Surrey bike riding
Kayaking in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Monterey Mirror Maze
If you plan on visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row is a great place to stay. It’s within walking distance of the aquarium and will save you money on parking.
Cannery Row (and Monterey in general) is a very walkable area. If you fly into the Monterey Airport, you’re only a ten minute Uber ride from Cannery Row, so there’s no need to rent a car!
Accommodations: Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar at Monterey Plaza Hotel – fresh, delicious, sustainable seafood and panoramic ocean views while you eat!
Shopping – Plenty of shops along Cannery Row, like Pebble Beach Outlet, Antique Shops, Jewelry shops, art, etc.
A Taste of Monterey Wine Tasting – Monterey County is known for their wines!
Want to bring a bottle of wine home from your vacation? Because the TSA only puts restrictions on liquids that have an alcohol content of 24% or higher, and a bottle of wine typically has 10 to 15%, you can pack it in your checked bag.
“What’s” with the “Trip Sisters”
What’s in Your Suitcase?
Wallaroo Hats by the Wallaroo Hat Company https://wallaroohats.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzL7w573T5QIVFmyGCh16pQ1VEAAYASAAEgKQXvD_BwE –
Wallaroo Hat Company offers fashionable and functional hats that make you look and feel great, while providing maximum sun protection. Starting at about $30, Wallaroo’s sun hats are scrunchable, adjustable, packable, and customizable – with a wire around the rim for shaping control, and a variety of colors to choose from. Wallaroo is a great hat for gardening, hiking, golf, and all your adventures in the sun. Block the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays to keep your skin healthy and beautiful… in style!
What’s on your phone?
LoungeBuddy – Free on iOS with in-app purchases – https://www.loungebuddy.com/ –
LoungeBuddy is the only App that makes it possible for all travelers to view, book, and access airport lounges around the world in seconds. You can create a trip and let LoungeBuddy tell you which lounges you already have access to. Don’t have access? No worries – you can purchase instant lounge access in seconds. From the casual travelers in economy to the seasoned elite road warrior, LoungeBuddy will help you make the most of your time at the airport.
What’s the tip?
Suitcase Packing Tips
Always start with a packing list, either a physical list or use an app
Always end by reviewing your packing list – you never know what you might forget.
Know your airline’s baggage fee policy. Do you need to check a bag? If so, how much will it cost? What size should it be? What weight? Every airline is different.
Roll your clothes – Seriously!
Bring clothes that you can easily mix and match. Neutral colors work very well, so you can easily re-wear and re-pair different pieces.
Use packing cubes or ziplock bags
Always pack essentials and at least one to two outfits in your carry-on
Bring extra bags (plastic or totes)
Wear your bulkiest items on the plane – Jackets, sweaters, heavy shoes
Use tissue paper to avoid wrinkles – Many travellers swear by rolling their clothes with sheets of tissue paper, or putting sheets of tissue paper between folded shirts. This apparently minimizes the friction/pressure, which then reduces wrinkles.
Pack a few bounce sheets for a fresh scent in your suitcase
Never pack anything “just in case”. If you don’t normally use it, leave it at home.
Leave a little extra space – This way you have some room for souvenirs. Plus things never get packed as compactly when returning from a trip!