Harris Road Fields in April 2013
Harris Road Fields in April 2013
Harris Road Fields in April 2013
Uni-Cool Packing Warehouse in Salinas,...
Salinas Steinbeck Museum
Downtown Salinas, CA
hot, in the middle of nowhere
Is Closing all of its Library's!!; Crowded High Schools
In a nutshell
Be careful in Salinas, especially after dark
Produce Fields near Spreckles
Off Harris Rd near the small historic neighborhood and town of Spreckles are a number of fields that have the backdrop of the coastal range to frame them. Watching the workers or the harvesting activity from the ridge there is relaxing entertainment.
Wine Tasting Downtown
A Taste of Monterey is a storefront wine tasting room right across the street from the Steinbeck Museum, and in the same block art the current feature running Maya Theater. The cool climate of Monterey produces some outstanding Chardonnays and Pinot Noir wines, among others....
Among those restored homes is the elegant mansion of Steinbeck himself, now converted into a restaurant and gift shop. The website provides a menu with prices and calendar of events and tea parties.
Near Downtown, but mostly along Central Avenue, just down the street from the Steinbeck Museum, is a fine collection of restored old homes that have become occupied by attorney's and other professionals. These can be easily appreciated in a walk from downtown.
The well endowed and modern museum not only has personal artifacts and original manuscripts from the author, but also helps explain the magnificent agricultural phenomenon about which Steinbeck wrote. Mexican-American authors and other artists are hosted by the museum as...
Walk Around Old Downtown
Main Street Salinas has about 10 blocks of well kept commercial activity, focusing upon restaurants, internet cafe's, banking, boutique shops of all sorts, high-end massage salons, and theaters. There are three active theaters-- the Maya Theater brings current Hollywood...
OK, so Salinas existed before John Steinbeck was born...who knew? One place to find a little more of the Salinas history is the Boronda Adobe. The Jose Eusebio Boronda Adobe was built from 1844 to 1848 as a farmhouse long before the city of Salinas existed and is the town's...
Main Street Salinas Theaters
Salinas has at least three theaters on Main Street: The old Fox Theater, and the new Maya Cinemas. The cinemas are an essential part of the future of downtown, as they are some of the few draws (along with the Steinbeck Center) that bring foot traffic to other local...
1 Review and 0 Opinions Stayed there on the way to Carmel Valley. Clean, new and easy to get there. Would Recommend for sure...
Other Salinas Restaurants
Main Street Salinas has many of the town's better local (non-chain) restaurants in a quaint old-fashioned downtown. I have eaten only at Yangtse Taste of Thai, which has good Asian fare, Monterey Coast Brewing, and the Penny Farthing, but there are many other great options....
Rollick's Internet Cafe: Free Wifi and Great Coffee
Rollick's has excellent coffee drinks of all sorts, a selection of desserts, fresh fruit, and free Wifi. This is the best place to hang out and get caught up on your travel correspondence. This place is popular but rarely over-crowded. There's indoor and outdoor...
Sang's: Where author John Steinbeck used to eat
The attraction of Sang's is that it is downtown Salinas near the new Steinbeck Museum and next to the Monterey Bay Visitors Center.It features a menu similar to that served 40 years ago when author John Steinbeck used to eat here.It has the flavor of an old 1050's...
Monterey Coast Brewing
Salinas' Monterey Coast Brewing is my favorite microbrewery I've found in Monterey County (the others being Peter B's Brewpub in the Portola Plaza Hotel in Monterey and English Ales in Marina). Monterey Coast is located nowhere near the Monterey Coast, but it is comfortably...
I never, ever put fast food tips on VT, but I'll make an exception for In-N-Out Burger. Their claim is freshness... the beef is never frozen and the stores have no microwaves or freezers. I began to believe it when I watched them making french fries from whole potatoes....
Yangtse Taste of Thai
I didn't expect much from a Thai place with a Chinese name in a predominantly Hispanic town, but Yangtse Taste of Thai surprised me with a very nice restaurant, a great menu, and large portions of very tasty food. Their location is ideal, right downtown Salinas, with big...
Salinas Transit Center
Recent vintage hybrid diesel buses congregate at the modern Salinas Transit Center, which is just a couple of blocks off Main Street. This is a depot within the Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) system that connects not only Salinas to Monterey also ties in other cities within...
Transport from Salinas
I second the suggestion from Cubsur, for I used the Amtrak coach in 2006; a pleasant enough ride, and the journey included a brief stop in Santa Barbara. i thought it took a bit longer, though - but it was over four years ago
San Juan Grade Road
The old stage coach route between San Juan Bautista and Salinas is called Salinas Grade Road at the Jan Juan Bautista side and San Juan Grade Road at the Salinas side. This route is part of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail that follows this explorer's 1200...
Steinbeck's favorite view -- Fremont Peak
About six miles north of Salinas you might notice Fremont Peak, a 3,169 foot summit, standing alone and bristling with several tall antenna towers. The 33 acres around the peak are designated as Fremont Peak State Park. This tiny park is home to an observatory, several small...
Stop by and see lettuce man!
While driving through Salinas, and it is through because no one really goes TO Salinas, you must stop and see the strange gigantic roadside pictures of farm workers. While most of them celebrate the Hispanic heritage in the local farm areas, this one is oddly hilarious. We...
When you visit Salinas, a must...
When you visit Salinas, a must see is the Rodeo. Usually in town around July. The Steinbeck House, usually call ahead for reservations and menu. We now have the Steinbeck museum, a must see.
When I travel, I usually miss the weather. The weather here is not extreme, very...
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