Discover the charm of Cannery Row in Marina

With picturesque beaches, scenic nature trails, and memorable coastal drives, Marina offers the perfect backdrop for your West Coast travels. Situated adjacent to Marina State Beach, our Country Inn & Suites hotel places you minutes from outdoor fun that includes surfing, hang gliding, kite flying, birding, and whale watching. When you’ve had your fix of beachside fun, stroll the waterfront street of Cannery Row as you admire the historical factory buildings repurposed into hip restaurants, boutiques, galleries, and wine-tasting rooms. If scenic road trips are more your style, hop in the car and head down State Route 1 as you traverse the California coast along the winding turns of Big Sur.
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Marina State Beach

0.51 mi / 0.82 km from the hotel
This quiet beach is known for its high winds, making it an ideal destination for kite flying, surfing, or hang gliding. On the way there, you can stroll past the Marina Dunes Preserve, home to beautiful sand dunes and 27 species of birds.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

7.76 mi / 12.49 km from the hotel
Experience eye-catching exhibits like a swaying kelp forest and a giant Pacific octopus at this expansive aquarium. If your tastes lean more toward the cute and cuddly, say hi to the penguins and sea otters playing in their habitats.

Cannery Row

7.91 mi / 12.72 km from the hotel
Named for the sardine canning factories that used to line it, this waterfront street was immortalized in John Steinbeck’s famous novel. The historical factory buildings remain and are now filled with boutiques, restaurants, and pubs.

Del Monte Shopping Center

9.45 mi / 15.21 km from the hotel
This open-air shopping center features well-known stores like Macy’s, Whole Foods, and the Apple store as well as popular restaurants like California Pizza Kitchen. If you need to escape the sun for a few hours, see a movie at the Cinemark theater.

Monterey State Historic Park

8.32 mi / 13.39 km from the hotel
This collection of historical houses and buildings throughout Monterey includes the famous site where Spanish explorers first landed in 1602. Many of the houses require booking a guided tour, but you can stroll along the two-mile “Monterey Walking Path of History.”

Fisherman’s Wharf

8.21 mi / 13.21 km from the hotel
A must-see on the Monterey Peninsula, Fisherman’s Wharf highlights the best that the coast has to offer, including fresh clam chowder, bay cruises, whale watching, and sailing.