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Hotels in Salinas, CA
Located just east of Monterey Bay, Salinas is an hour south of San Jose and a short drive west to Monterey. Seeking to preserve its deep Spanish-era history, while blending today's modern conveniences with yesterday's charm, Salinas is an ideal destination along the central CA coast. Salinas is affectionately known as "The Salad Bowl of the World," producing over 80% of the lettuce grown in the United States, and is home to Dole Fresh Vegetable.
Visitors enjoy interesting museums like the National Steinbeck Center, with exhibits and numerous events, and the Salinas Museum of Medical History, which is free. The Steinbeck House, the boyhood home of author John Steinbeck, is another attraction. Also check out the California Rodeo Salinas, which features events throughout the year, including the Professional Bull Riders Tour.
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