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Tour Salinas: Farm to Table to Wine

Discover beautiful Salinas California: historic sites, unspoiled farmland, a quaint downtown, and the friendliest people around! Visit author John Steinbeck’s birthplace and boyhood home as well as the National Steinbeck Center Museum.
Salinas, known as the ‘Salad Bowl of the World’, is famous for our fresh, tasty vegetables available around the world.

Gateway to the Monterey Bay, Salinas is located just a few miles from the most magnificent coastline in world on the historic El Camino Real - Highway 101.  Salinas has the best year-round climate, and the cleanest air in North America. We boast the tastiest wines in California; with vineyards and tasting rooms of the Santa Lucia Highlands declared a 2013 ‘Top 10 Wine Travel Destination in the World’. Learn more

  Wine tasting on the River Road Wine Trail
photo courtesy of Trish Triumpho Sullivan ©2014

Salinas - Real Fun: Arts and Culture

Salinas’ hospitality blends yesterday’s charm with our colorful and culturally diverse city. Downtown offers a unique shopping experience with eclectic boutiques, coffeehouses, restaurants, live theater and Maya Cinemas, a state-of-the-art 14 screen movie theater.

The California Rodeo, International Air Show, and the world-famous Steinbeck Festival annual events share the stage with the monthly 1st Fridays Art Walk, featuring local art, a variety of live music for all ages, kid-friendly and cool street art.

Art Galleries reflect a genuine expression of the people of Salinas, showing regionally and internationally known artists. Downtown Salinas also hosts a number of non-traditional art venues, where emerging local artists exhibit.

Museums include the Railroad Museum and the first Mayor’s house, both located next to the Art Deco Amtrak station, and the Boronda Adobe, a beautifully restored home of an original Spanish Rancho family. Learn more

  Gallery at the 1st Fridays Art Walk
photo courtesy of Trish Triumpho Sullivan ©2014

Destination Salinas Contact Information

We look forward to welcoming you to Salinas, stop by our Visitor Center in the historic downtown to say hello! Sign up for a guided tour or take the free self-guided History Phone tour while you are here. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or requests you may have - info below.

  Moon over Vineyard by Kirk Kennedy
photo courtesy of Kirk Kennedy ©2014


Postal address and Visitor Center
222 Main Street, Salinas, CA 93901
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