Top 5 Cannery Row Activities
375 Leavesley Road, Gilroy, CA 95020
1. Wine Tasting
There are three different wine flights to choose from, and you can sample local wines from the esteemed Regan Estate Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Once you’ve finished your tasting session, enjoy a discount on a bottle of your favorite vintage. Take home a piece of Cannery Row and enjoy an excellent bottle of wine when you return from your vacation.
2. Oscar’s Playground
Children will find plenty of arcade games waiting for them. They can also get their heart rates pumping with basketball or skee ball. The escape rooms are especially popular, as they allow families to solve problems, work as teams, and bond.
3. Daniel’s Wood Land Shooting Gallery
4. Treasure Hunt: The Ride
Adults take note: This ride is surprisingly educational – and it spends a few minutes explaining the area’s unique history. For those who don’t know, the Monterey area has seen plenty of real pirates over the years – including the infamous Hippolyte de Bouchard. In 1818, this Frenchman raided the Presidio of Monterey in a surprise attack not far from Cannery Row.
Treasure Hunt: The Ride is also extremely interactive. Described as “part ride and part game,” the attraction tasks you with collecting treasure and fighting off enemy pirates as you complete the adventure. The experience lasts about 20 minutes from start to finish – and it might be one of the best things to do after a walk along San Carlos Beach. Speaking of the beach…
5. Simply Enjoy San Carlos Beach
One of the best things to do in Cannery Row is free! That’s right, San Carlos Beach offers beautiful sea vistas, and you won’t have to spend a dime to enjoy a beautiful walk along its shores. Not keen on getting sand on your shoes? Not to worry – the entire area is a state park with paved walkways and a seawall. Check out photos of the area on Google, and you’ll see that the beach is absolutely teeming with wildlife. Who knows? You might even spot a sea lion!
San Carlos Beach is also known for scuba diving and sailing. If you’re willing to spend a little extra on maritime adventures, you’ll find no shortage of opportunities close by. It’s also one of the best picnic spots in the area with numerous grassy areas and tables.
Start Your Adventure at the Best Western Gilroy
Planning out your itinerary for a trip to Monterey? Book your stay at the Best Western Gilroy and cross accommodation off your “to-do” list. While you might consider additional research with a Cannery Row hotel guide, it’s best to book your rooms as quickly as possible due to high popularity. Situated within driving distance of Southern California’s finest attractions, the Best Western Gilroy is an ideal “central hub” for anyone who wants to see it all. Begin your adventure today.