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
In-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. All hotels must meet the same basic requirements for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality to be AAA Approved. A rating of one to five AAA Diamonds tells members what type of experience to expect, from no-frills to highly personalized.
AAA members who register and stay 2 nights between 9/19 - 11/17/19 will receive a voucher for a free night stay. Advance registration required. Other terms and conditions may apply.Best Western Salinas Monterey Hotel
175 Kern St. Salinas, CA 93905