Located between Salinas and Monterey on Highway 68, Spreckels was originally a company town built to support the Spreckels Sugar Plant. When it opened in 1899, it was the largest sugar beet factory in the world. Its idyllic tree-lined town entrance and preserved homes and buildings are charming, and centrally located Spreckels Memorial Park is a great spot to enjoy a picnic.
Spreckels Fourth of July
Spreckels throws a festive small-town 4th of July celebration each year at Spreckels Park. The celebration includes a 5k morning run and a one-mile children's fun run, a parade, and food and crafts booths. The run takes place at 9am every year; the parade follows.
Fly direct from these five airports: Denver International Airport (DEN) Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) McCarran International Airport (LAS) Phoenix Skyharbor International Airport (PHX) San Francisco International Airport (SFO) San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Funded in cooperation with the Monterey County Board of Supervisors and the communities of Pebble Beach Company, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Sand City, Seaside, Moss Landing, Carmel Valley, Big Sur, and Salinas Valley.