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Directions & Parking

Road work alert!

California American Water is replacing a water main along Cannery Row. Expect limited street parking, detours and road closures in the area. Cannery Row will be one-way with traffic flowing toward the Aquarium.


The Monterey Bay Aquarium is located in Monterey at the west end of historic Cannery Row, just minutes from Carmel and Pebble Beach. Monterey is approximately 125 miles (208 km) south of San Francisco and 360 miles (600 km) north of Los Angeles.


Disabled Access

A passenger drop-off/pick-up zone is located by the Aquarium's main entrance.

The Aquarium strives to be fully accessible to the disabled. Public parking is not offered on site, but guests with disabilities may park for free on surrounding streets at any metered parking space by displaying a disabled person or disabled veteran placard or license plate. More public parking options are available on the City of Monterey's Disabled Parking web page or by calling 831.646.3953.

Learn more about our accessibility options

Bicycle Parking

There is free bicycle parking across the street from the Aquarium's main entrance, near the bus turnaround. Additional bike racks are available along the recreational trail. The Aquarium is located directly on the beautiful Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail. Visit the Bicycling Monterey website for bike maps and other information


More Public Transportation Options

Visit the City of Monterey's Parking DivisionFor extensive information on parking options, public transportation within the area and more.