Guidebook for Salinas

Angel & Satsimran
Angel & Satsimran
Guidebook for Salinas

Food Scene

Wonderful views of the bay, beautifully built, with locally sourced food that is cooked spectacularly. A little pricey but worth the beautiful drive with fun places to stop along the way.
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Nepenthe
48510 CA-1
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Wonderful views of the bay, beautifully built, with locally sourced food that is cooked spectacularly. A little pricey but worth the beautiful drive with fun places to stop along the way.
Wonderful place to stop in Big Sur to sit in the river on benches and relax with your feet in the water. *Spicy* Bloody Mary's to be had here as well!
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Big Sur River Inn
46800 CA-1
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Wonderful place to stop in Big Sur to sit in the river on benches and relax with your feet in the water. *Spicy* Bloody Mary's to be had here as well!
Amazing organic vegan Mexican food that is a rare treat to find. Run by a family of Seventh Day Adventists this restaurant will have you telling your friends all about it. Favorite dish: fish burrito.
6 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
El Cantaro
791 Foam St
6 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Amazing organic vegan Mexican food that is a rare treat to find. Run by a family of Seventh Day Adventists this restaurant will have you telling your friends all about it. Favorite dish: fish burrito.
Best seafood around!
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Phil's Fish Market & Eatery
7600 Sandholdt Road
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Best seafood around!
Delicious, organic vegetarian and vegan food! Favorite dish: BBQ Bluff Sandwhich.
62 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Dharma's Restaurant
4250 Capitola Rd
62 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Delicious, organic vegetarian and vegan food! Favorite dish: BBQ Bluff Sandwhich.
Amazing vegetarian, vegan and RAW food. Offers a free Thanksgiving lunch on the holiday. Favorite dish: RAW I am Whole with chai smoothie.
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Cafe Gratitude
103 Lincoln St
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Amazing vegetarian, vegan and RAW food. Offers a free Thanksgiving lunch on the holiday. Favorite dish: RAW I am Whole with chai smoothie.
Great local spot for delicious Indian food. Favorite dish: palak paneer and mushroom matar.
13 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Avatar Indian Grill
1568 Constitution Blvd
13 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Great local spot for delicious Indian food. Favorite dish: palak paneer and mushroom matar.
Great fresh food, big margaritas, and live music in the bar behind the restaurant.
52 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
The Whole Enchilada Market Place
7902 CA-1
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Great fresh food, big margaritas, and live music in the bar behind the restaurant.
Steamin’ Hot Coffee & Espresso
7990 CA-1
Excellent local cafe
Excellent vegetarian substitution options, best local Mexican food restaurant!
Ay Caramba!
17575 Vierra Canyon Rd
Excellent vegetarian substitution options, best local Mexican food restaurant!
Yummy fresh baked local cookies!
12 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Pacific Cookie Company
303 Potrero St
12 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Yummy fresh baked local cookies!
Local Mexican-Japanese fusion restaurant with unique rolls not found anywhere else.
6 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Ichiban Sushi
17561 Vierra Canyon Rd
6 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Local Mexican-Japanese fusion restaurant with unique rolls not found anywhere else.
Excellent hidden gem, house-made pasta.
26 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Gusto Handcrafted Pasta & Pizza
1901 Fremont Blvd
26 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Excellent hidden gem, house-made pasta.
Local Michelin star restaurant if you're looking for high class dining.
7 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Aubergine the restaurant at L'Auberge Carmel
7 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Local Michelin star restaurant if you're looking for high class dining.
Excellent, fresh local vegetarian cuisine serving local handpicked mushrooms.
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Julia's
1180 Forest Ave
15 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Excellent, fresh local vegetarian cuisine serving local handpicked mushrooms.
Best long time running local Mediterranean food. Practice your Arabic with Christophe the owner if you're so inclined :)
Paprika Cafe
309 Lighthouse Ave
Best long time running local Mediterranean food. Practice your Arabic with Christophe the owner if you're so inclined :)
Looking for a cuppa? Have a traditional afternoon tea at our local gem.
Eddison & Melrose
1180 Forest Ave
Looking for a cuppa? Have a traditional afternoon tea at our local gem.

Parks & Nature

Scenic coastal area features a variety of sea animals & wildlife, hiking, diving & a whaling museum.
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Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
62 CA-1
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Scenic coastal area features a variety of sea animals & wildlife, hiking, diving & a whaling museum.
Excellent place to go swimming! There's a rental shop right on the beach for snorkeling, paddle boarding, etc. to enjoy the cove. Lots of sea life right off the beach but beware of the kelp.
127 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Lovers Point
631 Ocean View Blvd
127 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Excellent place to go swimming! There's a rental shop right on the beach for snorkeling, paddle boarding, etc. to enjoy the cove. Lots of sea life right off the beach but beware of the kelp.
Wonderful hiking trails through the redwoods. Also good for biking.
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The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
Aptos Creek Road
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Wonderful hiking trails through the redwoods. Also good for biking.
Absolutely beautiful hike through the redwoods. Starts off in a canyon with cacti and suddenly turns into a redwood forest with creeks. You can do the whole loop (strenuous) or play in the forest.
7 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Soberanes Canyon Trail
Soberanes Canyon Trail
7 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Absolutely beautiful hike through the redwoods. Starts off in a canyon with cacti and suddenly turns into a redwood forest with creeks. You can do the whole loop (strenuous) or play in the forest.
Kids park that is a local favorite.
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Dennis The Menace Playground
777 Pearl St
50 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Kids park that is a local favorite.
Great local park to spot a variety of migratory birds as well as ocean and slough wildlife.
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Kirby Park
7 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Great local park to spot a variety of migratory birds as well as ocean and slough wildlife.
The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is one of 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves established nationwide as field laboratories for scientific research and estuarine education.
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Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
22 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is one of 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves established nationwide as field laboratories for scientific research and estuarine education.
A short hike with the reward of amazing views from the highest point in Monterey Bay, this peak is a fun adventure from the drive up to the rewarding view.
7 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Fremont Peak State Park
10700 San Juan Canyon Rd
7 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
A short hike with the reward of amazing views from the highest point in Monterey Bay, this peak is a fun adventure from the drive up to the rewarding view.
It features redwood, tan oak, madrone, chaparral, and an 80-foot waterfall that drops from granite cliffs into the ocean from the Overlook Trail.
35 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
52801 CA-1
35 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
It features redwood, tan oak, madrone, chaparral, and an 80-foot waterfall that drops from granite cliffs into the ocean from the Overlook Trail.
Fantastic area for rock climbing and hiking, explore the bat caves (bring a light it gets dark!), and enjoy seasonal local wild flowers and wildlife. Condors, peregrine falcons, hawks, songbirds, road runner, badgers, boar, bobcats, lizard, and snakes aplenty!
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Pinnacles National Park
79 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Fantastic area for rock climbing and hiking, explore the bat caves (bring a light it gets dark!), and enjoy seasonal local wild flowers and wildlife. Condors, peregrine falcons, hawks, songbirds, road runner, badgers, boar, bobcats, lizard, and snakes aplenty!

Sightseeing

Cannery Row was the setting of John Steinbeck's novels Cannery Row (1945) and Sweet Thursday (1954). Both were the basis for the 1982 movie Cannery Row, starring Nick Nolte and Debra Winger. It is also mentioned in Bob Dylan's song "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands". Pacific Biological Laboratories, a biological supply house, was located at 800 Ocean View Avenue (now 800 Cannery Row) from 1928 to 1948, and operated by Edward F. Ricketts, who was the inspiration for several characters in Steinbeck novels. The laboratory is still preserved. Across from the laboratory still exists a Chinese-American-owned store mentioned in both Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday, as well as a vacant lot that was the "home" of some of the homeless characters in the novel.
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Cannery Row
67 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Cannery Row was the setting of John Steinbeck's novels Cannery Row (1945) and Sweet Thursday (1954). Both were the basis for the 1982 movie Cannery Row, starring Nick Nolte and Debra Winger. It is also mentioned in Bob Dylan's song "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands". Pacific Biological Laboratories, a biological supply house, was located at 800 Ocean View Avenue (now 800 Cannery Row) from 1928 to 1948, and operated by Edward F. Ricketts, who was the inspiration for several characters in Steinbeck novels. The laboratory is still preserved. Across from the laboratory still exists a Chinese-American-owned store mentioned in both Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday, as well as a vacant lot that was the "home" of some of the homeless characters in the novel.
The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarian Research Reserve is an expansive tidal wetland and a rare eco-system with a stunning diversity of marine life. It is an important habitat for over 300 species of birds, many marine invertebrates, fish, and marine mammals such as harbor seals, sea lions, and the southern sea otter, a threatened species.
18 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Monterey Bay Kayaks - Elkhorn Slough
2390 CA-1
18 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarian Research Reserve is an expansive tidal wetland and a rare eco-system with a stunning diversity of marine life. It is an important habitat for over 300 species of birds, many marine invertebrates, fish, and marine mammals such as harbor seals, sea lions, and the southern sea otter, a threatened species.
Look at all of the ostentatious beach houses on 17 mile drive!
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17 Mile Drive
17 Mile Drive
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Look at all of the ostentatious beach houses on 17 mile drive!

Shopping

Vegan bath store, pick up a bath bomb and take advantage of our extra large tub, light some candles, and have a soak.
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LUSH
Monte Verde Street
6 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Vegan bath store, pick up a bath bomb and take advantage of our extra large tub, light some candles, and have a soak.
Great local handmade cosmetics shop, local made bathbombs, facemasks, lip scrubs, etc. (think local LUSH)
Sugar and T
7935 San Miguel Canyon Rd
Great local handmade cosmetics shop, local made bathbombs, facemasks, lip scrubs, etc. (think local LUSH)
Outdoor mall in Santa Cruz with a mix of local shops and a couple big name stores. Local artists also come to this street to sell their wares or play music. Great atmosphere with amazing food on either side of the street.
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Pacific Wave
1502 Pacific Ave
27 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Outdoor mall in Santa Cruz with a mix of local shops and a couple big name stores. Local artists also come to this street to sell their wares or play music. Great atmosphere with amazing food on either side of the street.

Entertainment & Activities

Admission free with a variety of rides for children of all ages. Free movies on the beach on Wednesday evenings as well as free concerts on Friday evenings.
746 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park
400 Beach St
746 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Admission free with a variety of rides for children of all ages. Free movies on the beach on Wednesday evenings as well as free concerts on Friday evenings.
Ride a steam engine through the woods and into town, great for kids! During the Halloween season the train gets dressed up as Thomas the Train.
150 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Roaring Camp
5401 Graham Hill Rd
150 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Ride a steam engine through the woods and into town, great for kids! During the Halloween season the train gets dressed up as Thomas the Train.
Theater with longing recliners and margarita machine!
Century 14 Northridge Mall
Theater with longing recliners and margarita machine!

Drinks & Nightlife

Amazing house crafted beers made with local ingredients at a fair price.
Monterey Coast Brewing
165 Main St
Amazing house crafted beers made with local ingredients at a fair price.
Amazing spot for local brews, dog friendly, ping-pong tables, cornhole, darts and sometimes live music.
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Beer 30
2504 S Main St
82 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Amazing spot for local brews, dog friendly, ping-pong tables, cornhole, darts and sometimes live music.
Lots of local and big name bands, music every night of the week!
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The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Ave
81 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Lots of local and big name bands, music every night of the week!
The husband and wife team of Colin and Lauren Hattersley are the brains behind the new craft beer and wine bar, and the project is clearly a labor of love. Rotating menu of spirits so there's always something new to try when you visit.
10 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Farmers Union Pour House
217 Main St
10 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
The husband and wife team of Colin and Lauren Hattersley are the brains behind the new craft beer and wine bar, and the project is clearly a labor of love. Rotating menu of spirits so there's always something new to try when you visit.
Great local brews with great views.
22 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Dust Bowl Brewing Co. Tap Depot
290 Figueroa St
22 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Great local brews with great views.
Dog friendly heated deck.
65 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Alvarado Street Brewery
426 Alvarado St
65 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Dog friendly heated deck.
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Boardwalk Bowl
115 Cliff St
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Essentials

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Safeway
17539 Vierra Canyon Rd
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CVS
8063 San Miguel Canyon Rd