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Address: Salinas, CA
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping

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Some Beautiful Old Buildings

We drove through this area on our way to the Steinbeck Center and there is some beautiful old architecture but many of the buildings are vacant so there is not much to see. We... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Bothell, Washington
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Bothell, Washington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We drove through this area on our way to the Steinbeck Center and there is some beautiful old architecture but many of the buildings are vacant so there is not much to see. We were disappointed.

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Bakersfield, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
31 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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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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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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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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