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Oldtown

Address: Salinas, CA
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Type: Antique Shops, Historic Walking Areas, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
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Type: Antique Shops, Historic Walking Areas, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Bakersfield, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Great ols City, with the Maya Theatre and National Steinbeck Center. Also several Art Deco buildings within four blocks.

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California Central Coast
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

There is almost nothing left in downtown Salinas. A few used item stores which seem to frequently go out of business, and storefront "churches." There's a great specialty shoe store, and a few very good restaurants, but honestly, you sometimes feel like you're the only one on the street, and that lonely feeling can be somewhat unnerving. Salinas is slowly... More 

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Glendora, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The town itself old fashioned-looking, charming without being cutesy. We didn't have time to poke in and out of the stores, but it looked much more charming than I remember it looking 30 or 40 years ago, when it was definitely just a farming town.

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Dayton, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were staying at a hotel by the freeway, and just ventured downtown to see if it was worth the drive by. Not only was the area filled with lovely old buildings, but there were several antique and whatnot shops for us to poke around in, and even a farmer's market. We spent several hours there and enjoyed ourselves....

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Truckee, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Fantastic Art Deco buildings - totally unexpected. Get map from Welcome Center on N end of town. And, I'm not even particularly into architecture!

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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Downtown Salinas is quaint with many of the buildings still possessing that 50's kind of charm. It's quiet and friendly. Not at all expensive either.

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MIAMI
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818 reviews 818 reviews
261 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There are some cute shops, restaurants, the old Fox Theatre,as well as the Steinbeck Center, so it is a pleasant place to browse.

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Geyserville, California
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178 reviews 178 reviews
47 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I didn't expect Salinas to be a destination I'd return too. We went for antiques and found a very good one in Halltree Antiques. Had lunch around the square which is filled with shops and dining.

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Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Not much to see or do here. Most of the shops were closed....on a Friday night! I don't see how business can continue in this part of town. Its a shame because the area has some really historical buildings and attractions that would appeal to many, if given a change.

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Yountville, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Just as is the case with 19th Century Towns, the retail center lost its purpose and went out to the 'burbs' long ago. It is amply evident by the presence of antique stores. The best part of retail was a farmers' market which is closed - new multi-purpose structure under way on that site. Parking is still not convenient, this... More 

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