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Salinas offers a unique combination of climate and natural resources. The City of Salinas was born after Mexico seceded from Spain in 1822 and began granting rancho lands. Named for a nearby salt marsh, Salinas became the seat of Monterey County in 1872 and incorporated in 1874.

Visitors can also explore the nearby Monterey Peninsula: the historic missions of San Jan Bautista, Soledad, Carmel and San Antonio de Padus, the world class wineries of South Monterey County and the beauty of nearby beaches and Pinnacles National Monument.

Salinas is located in Monterey County (of which it is the county seat) northwest of Fresno between Santa Cruz and Carmel Valley along US Highway 101 on the banks of the Salinas River near Monterey Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

There is also a Salinas, Puerto Rico.

Salinas is part of the Salinas, California metro area.

Salinas School of Dance | Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce | JCA Big Game Hunting Ranch |
Education Central Coast College | Natividad Medical Center |
History Jose Eusebio Boronda Adobe |
RV campgrounds and dealers Cabana Holiday RV Park |

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04/19 Coming to The area
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.
Festival Mosaic San Lui Obispo CA July16-28 Five centuries of music on the central California coast.
Gilroy Garlic Festival Gilroy CA July26-28 The internationally acclaimed Great Garlic Cook-off, the signature event of the Gilroy Garlic Festival has increased the top prize in the July 27th competition to $5,000.