Destination guide

The captivating area of Salinas awaits your stay

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Salinas. Well known for its shopping, restaurants and aquarium, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Salinas

Are you searching for attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Salinas a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (14.2 mi / 22.9 km)
  • Dennis the Menace Park (13.9 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links (18 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Salinas Fairways Golf Course (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Laguna Seca Golf Club Ranch (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Salinas

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Salinas is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Carmel Beach (17.4 mi / 28.1 km)
  • Lone Cypress Pine (18.6 mi / 30 km)
  • Point Lobos State Reserve (19.6 mi / 31.5 km)
  • Toro County Park (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Marina State Beach (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Fort Ord Dunes State Park (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Salinas

Fly into Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), the closest airport, located 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), which is 12.2 mi (19.6 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Salinas Station.

Where to stay around Salinas?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,046 holiday lettings near Salinas. From 630 Houses to 154 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Salinas is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Salinas?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Salinas:

  • Jack's Peak: 46 holiday homes
  • Downtown Monterey: 26 holiday homes
  • Rancho Rio Vista: 53 holiday homes
  • Golden Rectangle: 189 holiday homes
  • High Meadows: 103 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Salinas?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Salinas. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • National Steinbeck Center: 951 holiday lettings
  • Salinas Valley Model Railroad Museum: 950 holiday lettings
  • Salinas Station: 950 holiday lettings
  • Northridge Mall: 937 holiday lettings
  • Aguila Cultural Center: 952 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Salinas listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Salinas?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 630 Houses in Salinas. Our other popular types of Salinas holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 154 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 90 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 90 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Salinas?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 111 holiday homes with pool available in Salinas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.