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Description
Salinas was the birthplace of Nobel and Pulitzer prize-winning author John Steinbeck and the setting for many of his novels. A statue of the man who wrote such classics as “The Grapes of Wrath” and “East of Eden” stands on the lawn of the John Steinbeck Library, 350 Lincoln Ave.; phone (831) 758-7311. Steinbeck is buried in Garden of Memories Memorial Park, 850 Abbott St.; phone (831) 422-6417.
The vast quantities and varieties of vegetables and fruits grown in the Salinas Valley are responsible for the nickname “Salad Bowl of the World.”
Visitor Info
Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce 119 E. Alisal St. SALINAS, CA 93901. Phone:(831)751-7725
Shopping
The anchor stores at Northridge Mall, US 101 at Boronda Road and N. Main Street, are JCPenney, Macy's and Sears.
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Current Location: Salinas, California
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Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel
175 Kern St. Salinas, CA 93905
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17225 El Rancho Way. Salinas, CA 93907
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Hampton Inn & Suites Salinas
523 Work St. Salinas, CA 93901
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17215 El Rancho Way. Salinas, CA 93907
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