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Salinas overview

Salinas is a budget-friendly place, distinct for its beaches and known for its aquarium and shops. You're sure to appreciate the ample coffee and cafe options. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area, such as Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Point Pinos Lighthouse. Make plans to visit the popular California State University Monterey Bay and Fisherman's Wharf. A family- and business-friendly area, Salinas also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Salinas

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Salinas has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Salinas with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Salinas hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Salinas hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Salinas

Fly in to Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), 12.2 mi (19.6 km) from central Salinas. Salinas Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Salinas

Highlights like its aquarium are popular with families, and top attractions include:
  • • Dennis the Menace Park
  • • MY Museum Monterey County Youth Museum
  • • Steinbeck's Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum
  • • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • • Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
It's recognised for its beaches. Top places for nature lovers include:
  • • Marina State Beach
  • • Moss Landing State Beach
  • • Del Monte Beach
  • • San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater
  • • Asilomar State Beach
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window shopping, here are some favourite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Northridge Mall
  • • American Tin Cannery
  • • Del Monte Shopping Center
  • • The Barnyard
  • • Carmel Plaza
Top sights in the area include:
  • • California State University Monterey Bay
  • • Fisherman's Wharf
  • • Gilroy Premium Outlets
  • • Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
  • • Maritime Museum
  • Business-friendly
  • Family-friendly
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Beaches