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Summer Fun for Families in Cannery Row

Summer is the best time for the whole family to have out of town trips, to go to the beach or even to try hiking. If these activities bore you, you can try checking out Cannery Row in Monterey. There are plenty of family-friendly and fun activities that you can try and cool shops to explore that will surely make your summer exciting and worthwhile.
1. Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop
    660 Cannery Row, Monterey CA
Who doesn’t love ice cream and chocolates? This all-time favorite spot in Cannery Row is attracting chocolate lovers and ice cream addicts over the years. They have choices like Banana Split topped with whipped cream, syrup and cherry. They have lots of chocolate choices too. Desserts like milkshake, hot fudge sundae, and plenty of variety of ice cream. Don’t forget to bring lots of patience when you visit here since the queue can get so long while you wait for your turn. 
2. Zucchini’s Tricks n’ Things
    711 Cannery Row Monterey, CA

It’s always fun and entertaining to watch magic. It keeps people glued to the magic trick as it also leaves the audience in awe and perplex at the same time. Zucchini’s Tricks n’ Things is a magic shop and has been in the business for over 40 years, attracting people of all ages and gender. They do not only sell items used for magic, they also have toys and souvenir items. It’s a favorite shop in Monterey for people looking for some weird fun and amazing entertainment.  
3. Doc Wenzel’s Old Time Portraits
    700 Cannery Row, Monterey California
What about having your family pictures taken in a studio as you wear cute costumes against a playful background? Doc Wenzel’s Old Time Portraits is surely the best place to have your family pictures taken. From the different costumes that you can wear and funny props that you can use, this shop will leave you with all smiles after each photograph has been taken. You can choose from the different themes that they offer like the Wild, Wild West. You’ll be surprised after each photo session how the photographer can actually turn your photos into something that is worth keeping. 
4. Adventures by the Sea
    299 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
Are you a tourist and you want to discover the beauty of Monterey by land and by sea?  Adventures by the Sea has got you covered. They have different shops in different locations across the Peninsula that caters to your kayaking or biking needs. So if you want to see the beauty of the waters, you can rent or even buy your own kayaking equipment. On the other hand, if you dislike the waters and just prefer to see the incredible views of the Monterey, you can rent a bike and stroll the place all you can. If you feel that biking alone is boring, you can rent a family bike so you can share the ride with your whole family. 
5. Candy Factory
    685 Cannery Row, Monterey CA
For a family with sweet tooth, Candy Factory is the place to be on Cannery Row. This shop has a huge selection of candies and chocolates. From gummies to taffies, caramel apples — it’s literally a chocolate and candy haven. Kids will surely love the shop because they also sell toys. So the next time you pass by Cannery Row, don’t forget to check out Candy Factory and be amazed by their wide array of candy choices. 

For your next family summer vacation, check out Munras Inn. Just 8 mins drive, 1.8 miles from Cannery Row (Google Map directions here). Book via our website here or call us at (831) 646-9696.
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