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Salinas Travel Guide, California

An overview of Salinas, CA US

Salinas, California is the largest municipality and county seat of Monterey County. It is known to be an agricultural center and the home town of John Steinbeck, the Nobel Prize laureate. The economy of the city is based largely upon agriculture and the area contributes a lot in the production of several vegetables and fruits including strawberries, lettuce, spinach, cabbages, carrots, broccoli and watermelons. The recently renovated downtown area features fine architecture of Victorian style and because of the large production of lettuce in this area, it is also named as Salad Bowl of the World.

The city has ideal weather conditions all through the year and its location is one of the most beautiful in the country. The city enjoys moderate and cool temperatures because of natural air conditioning that brings fog and ocean air from Monterey Bay. The towns located in the south and north of the city experience hot summers because the mountains block ocean air. The average rainfall is 14.4 in approximately and the Santa Lucia and Gabilan mountain ranges also receive snowfall occasionally. The year-round weather of Salinas is just perfect for activities such as golf, biking, tennis and other types of outdoor activities. Visiting the city of Salinas, you can enjoy yourself by soaking up in the sun and enjoying a walk along the beach. You can even visit the aquarium of Monterey Bay or enjoy activities such as scuba diving, surfing, kayaking and boating.

Amtrak, the passenger rail system of the nation, serves the city operating daily between Los Angles and Seattle, Washington. The Salinas Municipal Airport has 3 runways, 763 acres of land, serving helicopters, aircrafts, turbo propellers and business jets powered by turbines.

Nestled between Santa Lucia and Gabilan mountain ranges, this city offers the charm of the old world along with all the modern conveniences. Salinas has a large number of inns, motels and hotels to cater to the large number of visitors coming to the city every year. Whether you are visiting Salinas for a business tour or for a vacation tour, you will be able to find a hotel or a motel offering discount prices.

Restaurants located in Salinas are famous for the award winning wines and fresh food served there. Whether you are looking for a fun family restaurant or a 5 star experience of dining, there are several places in Salinas..

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