SalinasUnited States of America

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Trip time! Discover the local cuisine, aquarium, and entertainment in Salinas.

Discover the family-friendly city of Salinas—an aquarium, sports teams, and top sights like Monterey Bay.

Top Hotels in Salinas

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Laurel Inn Motel
Laurel Inn Motel
2 out of 5
801 West Laurel Dr., Salinas, CA
$65
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Located in the heart of Salinas, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of California Rodeo Grounds, Boronda Adobe History Center, and Salinas Sports Complex. Northridge ...

4/5Very Good! (2,072 reviews)

"For the price and proximity to Monterey Bay (why we visited area) you really CANT go wrong. Didnt use pool (February) but they offered wifi and there’s PLENTY of parking."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Laurel Inn Motel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas
2.5 out of 5
195 Kern St, Salinas, CA
$99
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Located in the heart of Salinas, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Aguila Cultural Center, National Steinbeck Center, and First Mayor's House. Salinas Valley ...

4.2/5Excellent! (677 reviews)

"Very clean quiet and restful. Close to freeway. Spacious room."…"

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2020

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salinas
Hampton Inn & Suites Salinas
Hampton Inn & Suites Salinas
2.5 out of 5
523 Work Street, Salinas, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$108
per night
Mar 15 - Mar 16

Situated in Salinas, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of National Steinbeck Center, First Mayor's House, and Aguila Cultural Center. Salinas Valley Model Railroad ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (649 reviews)

"The restaurant Mexican lady supposed to take care of the food was very disrespectful and yelled at us. Had to ask the front desk lady to help us"…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Salinas

Popular things to do in Salinas

National Steinbeck Center
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National Steinbeck Center

4/5(5 reviews)

Immerse yourself in the life, times and works of legendary American novelist John Steinbeck through memorabilia, photos, journals and film. 

Toro County Park
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Toro County Park

4/5(1 review)

Explore the lovely green spaces of Toro County Park and enjoy the biking trails in Salinas. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the seafood restaurants while you're in the area.

Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Monterey Bay Aquarium

4.5/5(1,714 reviews)

Perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, you’ll find a spectacular window into life both above and below the waves.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

4.5/5(1,973 reviews)

Enjoy the thrills at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and find out why people love this theme park in Santa Cruz. Discover the entertainment choices in this walkable area, or seek out the biking trails.

Carmel Beach
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Carmel Beach

4.5/5(1,791 reviews)

Spot birds or catch waves, then spread out a picnic by a campfire and enjoy the views at this picturesque beach.

Cannery Row
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Cannery Row

4.5/5(1,943 reviews)

Luxury, leisure and nature come together at this historic sardine-canning district, which is one of Monterey’s most acclaimed recreational areas.

Top activities in Salinas

Operation city Quest of California
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Operation city Quest of California

80% of travellers recommend
$10
Per adult
Vacation Photographer in Salinas
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Vacation Photographer in Salinas

$31
Per adult
Monterey, Carmel & Pacific Coast Highway - Full Day Tour
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Monterey, Carmel & Pacific Coast Highway - Full Day Tour

88% of travellers recommend
$79
Per adult
Tastings at 400+ West Coast Wineries (Priority Wine Pass)
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Tastings at 400+ West Coast Wineries (Priority Wine Pass)

$40
Per adult
Winter Whale Watch
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Winter Whale Watch

80% of travellers recommend
$47
Per adult
Monterey & Carmel Tour with optional Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Monterey & Carmel Tour with optional Monterey Bay Aquarium

86% of travellers recommend
$99
Per adult

Reviews of Salinas

3.7

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
94
5 - Excellent 21.86046511627907%
4 - Good
173
4 - Good 40.23255813953488%
3 - Okay
117
3 - Okay 27.209302325581394%
2 - Disappointing
32
2 - Disappointing 7.441860465116279%
1 - Terrible
14
1 - Terrible 3.255813953488372%

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Feb 22, 2020

Would not stay in this city

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 19, 2020

We were there for a memorial service and the location was ideal

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 17, 2020

Nice place to visit

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 26, 2020

I live here so I am biased. Salinas is a nice place to live and has plenty of shopping and restaurants to choose from.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 19, 2020

We would stay here again. Very comfortable. The bed was excellent.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Dec 23, 2019

Loved my hotel, unfortunately Salinas has a serious race problem. The city needs to do some serious soul searching with how it treats it's Hispanic residents.