Soledad, California

What once was an area populated mostly by livestock and Spanish friars, Soledad is now a vibrant community in the heart of our bountiful agricultural region. Monterey County's beloved Pinnacles National Park is in Soledad and is a California gem not-to-be-missed. Hiking trails throughout the park offer spectacular views of rock formations, sweeping vistas, and opportunities to view the protected California Condor in its natural habitat.

With newly a revitalized downtown and a rich historical presence, Soledad will surely surprise the uninitiated. Visitors can explore Soledad's many wine tasting rooms along the River Road Wine Trail, take a Soledad family mission trip to Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad (the Soledad Mission) and well-preserved Mission San Antonio de Padua in southern Monterey County, or escape the hustle and bustle at Arroyo Seco campground in the Los Padres National Forest. Cruise down Highway 101 south for beautiful South County scenery through rolling hills and hundreds of acres of vineyards.

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