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Map of Salinas City, California

by Vishul Malik

Map of Salinas City, California, shows its roads, tourist attractions, shopping centres, and religious places.


Map of Salinas City, California

Salinas City in California

The city of Salinas is the county seat and largest municipality of Monterey County. It is located at the southern portion of the greater Bay Area in Northern California. It is roughly eight miles inland from the coast of California in the narrow Salinas River Valley.

 

How to Reach Salinas

Airport in Salinas is used for general aviation. San Jose International Airport is the closest commercial airport.

The Coast Starlight train, running between Seattle and Los Angeles, makes a daily stop at the Salinas Amtrak station.

U.S. Route 101 traverses north to south in the city and is a major corridor in the Central Coast. Monterey-Salinas Transit provides local bus service, while Greyhound operates long-distance inter-city buses.

 

Best Time to Visit Salinas

Fall (especially September) and spring are best seasons to visit Salinas Valley and Monterrey Bay region. April and May usually crowded (and most rewarding), so make reservations in advance.

Things to Do in Salinas

Buy East of Eden, pack your bags, and hit the highway 101. The historic downtown or Oldtown Salinas features remarkable Victorian architecture. Owing thanks to the Valley Art Gallery, Hartnell College Gallery, and the First Fridays Art Walk, the city has an emerging arts scene. Catching a concert at Fox California Theater, checking out public murals, attending California Rodeo, and soothing taste-buds along the boutique wineries are popular activities in Salinas. Visit attractions like the National Steinbeck Center, First Mayor’s House, and Monterrey Bay if you’re someday up near Salinas.

Facts about Salinas

  • The city was incorporated on March 4, 1874.

  • Known for its large agriculture industry, the city is nicknamed “The Salad Bowl of the World.”

  • It is the hometown of Nobel laureate and acclaimed novelist, John Steinbeck.

 

 

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