Salinas Tourism

Salinas /səˈliːnəs/ is the county seat and largest municipality of Monterey County, California. Salinas is located just outside the southern portion of the greater Bay Area and 10 miles (16 km) east-southeast of the mouth of the Salinas River, at an elevation of about 52 feet (16 m) above sea level. The population was 155,662 as of 2013. The city is located at the mouth of the Salinas Valley roughly eight miles from the Pacific Ocean and has a coastal climate. The city consists mostly of late 20th century single family homes and low-level apartments, ranging from modest bungalows to spacious luxury homes, and serves as the main business, governmental and industrial center of the region. The marine climate is ideal for the floral industry, grape vineyards, and vegetable growers. Salinas is known for its vibrant and large agriculture industry and as the hometown of writer and Nobel Prize in Literature laureate John Steinbeck, who based several of his novels there.

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Cashing in on the city’s title as the ‘Salad Bowl of the World’ is the burgeoning Salinas tourism. This quaint little town, where agriculture is the main occupation reminisces about how good things in life are so basic. If you are planning to visit Salinas, you will have an array of accommodations to choose from. A picturesque blend of 20th century luxury homes and modest bungalows flank the streets of Salinas. Not surprisingly, the laureate John Steinbeck lived here.

On the attractions front, the National Steinbeck Center is of prime importance. It is a fabulous display of the laureate’s work and life in this city. The Harvey Baker House, which is considered to be the oldest standing structure of the city has interesting tours to undertake. The railroad museum of Monterey and Salinas Valley RR that features the model of “Salinas Valley circa 1950” and other rail equipment’s is a must-visit too.

 

  • Know the pollution level of Salinas before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 6.25 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Salinas for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Salinas.

    • Burglary and Theft 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 65.63 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 62.5 (High)
    • Safety Index 45.22 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 95.62 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 14.08 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 7 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 54.86 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.93 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Salinas

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.38 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.8 USD

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