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Jul
27
2014

Carmel Bach Festival

Jul. 19-Aug. 2
The Carmel Bach Festival has a 75-year history of artistic excellence and community…more
Jul
27
2014

Feast of Lanterns

Jul. 23-Jul. 27
For over one hundred years the citizens of Pacific Grove have celebrated its…more
Jul
27
2014

Moss Landing Antique Fair

Jul. 27
Moss Landing becomes the antique capital of the world the last Sunday of July.…more
Aug
2
2014

Salinas Valley Half Marathon

Aug. 2
The Salinas Valley Half Marathon begins at the historic Soledad Mission, established…more
Aug
11
2014

Monterey Auto Week

Aug. 11-Aug. 17
Classic automobiles take over the Monterey Peninsula during Monterey Auto Week and…more
Aug
12
2014

Concours On The Avenue

Aug. 12
Sixth Annual Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours On The Avenue......Carmel's world famous…more
Aug
14
2014

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Aug. 14-Aug. 17
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a cornerstone of Monterey…more
Aug
15
2014

Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally

Aug. 15
The colorful 20th Annual Pacific Grove Concourse Auto Rally will be held on Friday,…more
Aug
16
2014

Concorso Italiano

Aug. 16
A celebration of Italian style, featuring the most spectacular display of Italian…more
Aug
17
2014

Concours d'Elegance

Aug. 17
This spectacular event exhibits some of the most unique pre-war and post-war cars,…more
Aug
22
2014

Sand City West End Celebration

Aug. 22-Aug. 24
The streets of Sand City come alive for the West End Celebration! Sand City is…more
Aug
23
2014

First City Festival

Aug. 23-Aug. 24
Experience a weekend of music, food, and fresh ocean air at the site of the iconic…more
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Salinas Agriculture

Salinas Agriculture

Salinas

At first blush, agriculture and literature might seem to be an incongruous pair, but not in Salinas. In addition to being the county seat of Monterey and a vibrant agribusiness hub, Salinas, California is most famous for being the ancestral home of Nobel Prize laureate John Steinbeck and the nationally renowned National Steinbeck Center Museum. Noshing on some locally procured delicacies in the boyhood home of Mr. Steinbeck, which is now a favorite eatery, is a must — particularly if you’re going to be taking in a rodeo, or one of the many annual Salinas festivals or special events like the California International Airshow.

Taking Amtrak? Salinas is home to Monterey County's only Amtrak station.

Salinas Hotels

Salinas, California hotels range from a wide selection of national chains to several small, independent resorts with sweeping views of the Salinas Valley. Whether you're looking for an affordable Salinas motel with easy access to Highway 101, a luxury Salinas spa and resort in a historic Victorian home on the River Road Wine Trail, or a bungalow where your breakfast is brought to you by a live elephant, you will find a perfect place to stay in Salinas

Salinas Restaurants

Salinas is in the center of the farmland known as "California's salad bowl." Many Salinas restaurants take advantage of their proximity to the fields by prominently featuring locally grown produce. The hub of the Salinas restaurant scene is in Oldtown Salinas, just a few steps away from the National Steinbeck Center Museum.

Salinas Mall and Shopping

Oldtown Salinas is also the hub of the Salinas shopping scene, featuring unique boutiques and a number of art galleries. These establishments stay open late on the first Friday of every month for the Salinas First Fridays Art Walk, a celebration of the city's up-and-coming arts scene.

Monterey County's largest shopping center, the Northridge Mall, is also located in Salinas. Featuring over 130 shops and restaurants, as well as a 14-screen movie theater, this Salinas mall is the home of many national chains.

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