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Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Owner description: The Monterey Peninsula's love affair with world-class racing traces its beginnings to the inaugural running of the Pebble Beach Road Races in 1950. Those sports car events quickly... more Owner description: The Monterey Peninsula's love affair with world-class racing traces its beginnings to the inaugural running of the Pebble Beach Road Races in 1950. Those sports car events quickly outgrew the public roads of the Del Monte Forest and a beautiful new road facility was born on November 9, 1957.Since then, Monterey has been visited by some of the most prestigious racers in history; Roger Penske, Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, Kenny Roberts, Bobby Rahal, Wayne Rainey and Valentino Rossi to name a few. The late 60's and 1970's may be remembered as the "Can-Am Years," but it was also the debut of Trans Am, IMSA and AMA motorcycles. CART Indy Car racing and Grand Prix Motorcycling put their stamp on the track in the 80's and 90's. More recently, the huge evolution MotoGP has created a phenomenal global following for the track.Today, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosts five world-class race weekends each season, with elite road racing series from around the world visiting the Monterey Peninsula every year. less
Attraction type: Race Car Tracks
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National Steinbeck Center
National Steinbeck Center
A celebration and exploration of the well-known author's work through multi-sensory exhibits, priceless artifacts and live theater performances.
Attraction type: Art Museums; History Museums; Specialty Museums
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Toro County Park
Toro County Park
Attraction type: Parks; Biking Trails; Hiking Trails; Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
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The Steinbeck House / Best Cellar Gift Shop
The Steinbeck House / Best Cellar Gift Shop
Owner description: The boyhood home of John Steinbeck is primarily a restaurant, but summertime tours are also available on Sundays 1-3pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day. The house also includes... more Owner description: The boyhood home of John Steinbeck is primarily a restaurant, but summertime tours are also available on Sundays 1-3pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day. The house also includes the Best Cellar Gift Shop, offering Steinbeck books and unique gift items. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums
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Tatum's Garden
Attraction type: Gardens

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Rancho Cielo / Drummond Culinary Academy
Rancho Cielo / Drummond Culinary Academy
Ranked #1 of 287 Restaurants in Salinas
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
First Awakenings
First Awakenings
Ranked #2 of 287 Restaurants in Salinas
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
patria, salinas, ca
patria, salinas, ca
Ranked #3 of 287 Restaurants in Salinas
Cuisines: Italian
In and Out Burger
In and Out Burger
Ranked #4 of 287 Restaurants in Salinas
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Pica Fresh Mex
Pica Fresh Mex
Ranked #5 of 287 Restaurants in Salinas
Cuisines: Mexican

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Andril Fireplace Cottages
Andril Fireplace Cottages
$120 - $485
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
Rosedale Inn Executive Suite
2.5 of 5
Rosedale Inn Executive Suite
$111 - $258
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
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Pacific Gardens Inn
2.0 of 5
Pacific Gardens Inn
$87 - $139
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Pacific Grove
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Super 8 Salinas
2.0 of 5
Super 8 Salinas
$67 - $104
Ranked #3 of 26 Hotels in Salinas
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Laurel Inn Motel
2.0 of 5
Laurel Inn Motel
$76 - $91
Ranked #5 of 26 Hotels in Salinas
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn
$95 - $304
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Watsonville
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
$273 - $593
Ranked #1 of 53 Hotels in Monterey
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Bernardus Lodge & Spa
4.0 of 5
Bernardus Lodge & Spa
$509 - $822
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Carmel Valley
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InterContinental The Clement Monterey
4.0 of 5
InterContinental The Clement Monterey
$200 - $665
Ranked #3 of 53 Hotels in Monterey
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