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Address: Salinas, CA
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New and improved Old town

With all the new elegant pubs and restaurants popping up not to mention boutiques for men and women, Old town has really become a beautiful hot spot. It truly is my favorite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
mrmedeiros03
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Salinas, California
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Salinas, California
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The downtown in Salinas has become the go-to spot for fine dining and entertainment. Lots of great restaurants to choose from at every price level. Live music almost every night in one location or another, and both live theater and cinema as well as concerts. We just saw Keifer Sutherland at the historic Art Deco Fox Theater. Great shopping with... More 

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San Geronimo, California
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49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed walking around Oldtown in Salinas. The Steinbeck Library is a treat. Lots of places to eat and drink, and some cool shops and antiques. Many of the buildings are very interesting, such as the Taylor and some of the older ones. Was happy to find nice places to stop and stroll on our journey from So. to No.... More 

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Thank Marcia G
Fremont, California
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3,544 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to Salinas and seeing the patriotic Veteran's Day parade in thw Old Town section. Veteran's Day is a wonderful day to have the community come out and see the 89 entries in the parade that is held in the Old Town area. People came out early. We parked at the multi-story parking garage close to the... More 

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2 Thank mini
Salinas, California
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

With all the new elegant pubs and restaurants popping up not to mention boutiques for men and women, Old town has really become a beautiful hot spot. It truly is my favorite place to be.

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1 Thank mrmedeiros03
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82 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Maybe there is more foot traffic during the day. Not much to see in the latest afternoon. But they do keep it very clean. Great idea to have a movie theater.

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1 Thank Nathaniel R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Oldtown Salinas is probably one of the most unique downtowns in all of California. The new Taylor Farms building brings nostalgic charm to the area and the existing buildings remind you of past times. Oldtown has exquisite fine dining as well, such restaurants named Patria and Giorgio's. Also, on Saturdays there is a great farmers market with live entertainment. With... More 

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3 Thank Evan S
Simi Valley
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27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Not much to the area, the antique shops look nice. A lot of the shops are closed on Mondays, so plan ahead..

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Larkspur, California
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

we always shop a little and check out the antique shops. You never know what you will find. Owners are nice and helpful

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1 Thank TimSamsTravelUSA
Salinas, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

So many cute businesses and a few great restaurants! Come wander around and support this cute little town that's on it's way back.

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1 Thank chelsabean
Eagle River, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

A lovely surprise on our visit to Salinas for a full day of John Steinbeck. This Satuday Market is full of local, fresh, delicious fruits and veggies. I had never seen a purple bell pepper before, but there it was...so I bought one. We also got some pluots and white peaches. Samples were plentiful.

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