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About SalinasSalinas 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 Centers Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce 119 E. Alisal St. Salinas, CA 93901. Phone:(831)751-7725

ShoppingThe anchor stores at Northridge Mall, US 101 at Boronda Road and N. Main Street, are JCPenney, Macy's and Sears.

Things to Do Jose Eusebio Boronda Adobe

National Steinbeck Center

Salinas Community Center

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Salinas, CA

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Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Salinas

523 Work St. Salinas, CA 93901

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Best Western Plus Salinas Valley Inn & Suites

187 Kern St. Salinas, CA 93905

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Courtyard by Marriott Salinas Monterey

17225 El Rancho Way. Salinas, CA 93907

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Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel

175 Kern St. Salinas, CA 93905

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