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"There's Always Something To Do In Salinas!" according to John Steinbeck.  Suggested itineraries you can print or just study for your visit to Salinas put together by local experts.  The rich history of the "Salad Bowl of the World" will inspire you to explore historic sites and museums, as well as our many certified farmer's markets and world-class wineries. Our interactive maps promise to guide you on a tour of the many murals, WPA-era artworks, and other public art you will want to visit during your stay.

Destination Salinas offers a variety of guided tours for individuals and any size group.  Historic & Steinbeck walking tours, as well as wine tasting & agricultural tours are available upon request.  Please contact us for more information: Tour Info. Historic Salinas Homes Sargent House

One-Two-Three! Day Itineraries

Art treasures and secret pleasures in Steinbeck Country. Whether you want to explore the rich history, view art, tour a museum, or just take a scenic drive, we have suggestions to please everyone.  Wine taste along River Road, see how the Spanish Missionaries lived, explore nature with a hike in the Pinnacles National Park, then cozy up in a secluded bed & breakfast with fruit from one of our many Certified Farmers' Markets. Check out the interactive Market and Wine Map for more information! Salinas River Valley

Historic Sites

Salinas is rich in history, and interesting discoveries appear around every corner.  This interactive map and listing of historic sites in Salinas and environs provides a comprehensive listing including tidbits of historic information.  This printable maps holds everything you need to know to explore the rich history of Salinas and the Valley. 

Real Salinas History Tour
       Cool self-guided walking tour you can take using your cell phone.

Public Art & Mural Map

Follow this interactive map to find the art of Claes Oldenburg and other unexpected art treasures around the area.  Local, visionary, and world-famous artists are represented through fascinating artworks in Salinas. The map chronicles the creation, historic significance, and meaning behind the artworks of Salinas. First Fridays Art Walk Crowd

Market & Wine Tasting Map
Check out the interactive Market and Wine Map to find out where to buy the freshest local produce and meet the farmers who grew it.  Then partake of our incredible wines, the best grapes come from California in Monterey County's Salinas Valley, and you'll understand why once you taste our award-winning wines.Salinas Valley Wine Grapes


Read the SF Chronicle story about the River Road Wine Trail!

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