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Oldtown

Address: Salinas, CA
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Ranked #8 of 9 Attractions in Salinas
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Antique Shops, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Antique Shops, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Dayton, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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812 reviews 812 reviews
260 attraction reviews
320 helpful votes 320 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
42 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
43 helpful votes 43 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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Salinas, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Old Town is historic. I love to go there for cappucino. It is a great place to run into old acquaintances. It also has a nice historic feel.

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Sacramento California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

While walking around the area, alot of empty shops. There is one very nice & large antique store that is in an old bank building. Near the John Steinbeck Center there is a large multiplex theater but unless you're coming down here for one of those three things, not much else to see.

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california
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I enjoy old town salinas, they've worked very hard on uplifting the old look..but kept the old buildings..it's pleasant to stroll through. Rollicks Cofee is a great place for espresso, and hanging out

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