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Though only 20 miles by 90 miles in area, the fertile Salinas Valley is...

Though only 20 miles by 90 miles in area, the fertile Salinas Valley is home to some of the country's most abundant farms and wineries.

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The American salad bowl

You name it, they grow it.: lettuce, artichokes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, strawberries, cherries, etc. The fields are vast and this is such an important part of America... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2014
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MIAMI
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Reviewed 9 September 2014

You name it, they grow it.: lettuce, artichokes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, strawberries, cherries, etc. The fields are vast and this is such an important part of America. The drive is lovely.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

We loved driving through this area.The huge farm lands with artichokes, lettuce,celery,strawberries etc.Watching the workers in the fields, visiting farmstalls and eating french fried artichokes and buying fresh fruit.

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Waverley, Canada
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

A charming drive and stay in this lovely farming area -- home to John Steinbeck and multiple family farms. Taking the road less travelled sometimes takes you to great places.

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Palm Beach, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Question: What do Marilyn Monroe, John Steinbeck and artichokes have in common? Answer: Salinas! Four hours drive from the San Francisco Bay, this little gem, is America’s salad bowl. The name ‘salad bowl’ comes quite literally. Mountain ridges provide more then scenery; they offer a near perfect circumference, enclosing the fertile lands of Salinas Valley. An ideal underground flow of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 17 September 2011

In late July, I visited the Salinas Valley area. This area is famous for its produce; strawberries, spinach, etc. The farms were most interesting to see. With its wide open spaces, it's a sharp contrast to the city. However, when one thinks of Salinas, a rodeo is not the first thing that comes to mind. This was the attraction that... More 

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Lemoore, CA 93245
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

Salinas Valley is so beautiful that I recommend if you are in the area, you gotta go there! I am from Kings County, where it gets in the 100's especially during the month of August. My significant other lives in beautiful Greenfield, CA and has taken me to Salinas, Monterey, Carmel, San Jose, Watsonville, Gilroy, and many other small towns... More 

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