Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Salinas

National Steinbeck Center

This museum will interest almost anyone, even if you don't know anything about Salinas’ Nobel Prize–winning native son, John Steinbeck (1902–68), a Stanford University dropout. Tough, funny and brash, he portrayed t…
Historic Building in Salinas

Steinbeck House

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; chec…
Cemetery in Salinas

Garden of Memories Memorial Park

Steinbeck is buried in the family plot at this cemetery, less than 2 miles southeast of downtown Salinas.