National Steinbeck Center
This museum will interest almost anyone, even if you don’t know a lick about Salinas’ Nobel Prize–winning native son, John Steinbeck...
This family-owned organic fruit-and-veggie stand offers educational walking tours of its fields. On the drive in, watch for the giant...
Ag Venture Tours
Take an in-depth look at commercial and organic farm fields around the Salinas Valley.
XL Public House
Stumble into this brick-walled bottle shop for craft beers on tap, board games and retro video arcade consoles.
Inside a converted gas station one block east of Main St, the breads, pastries and cookies are baked fresh daily. Tasty sandwiches are...
132 Central Ave · interesting places nearby
Steinbeck House information
Steinbeck was born and spent much of his boyhood in this house, four blocks west of the museum. It’s now a twee lunch cafe, which we’re not sure he’d approve of. Guided tours are given on select summer Sundays; check online for details.