Salinas is home to more than 155,000 people. It has several attractions that you should not miss, so get on a bus rental in Salinas California and check these items off your bucket list:
1. Get your high octane fix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca racing track is open to both car and motorcycle racing. The track goes for more than 2.2 miles and is where several major racing events such as the United States Motorcycle Grand Prix, CART, American Le Mans Series, and Monterey Historic Automobile Races are held.
2. Pay homage to John Steinbeck. Salinas is home to the National Steinbeck Center, a museum that is dedicated to John Steinbeck, the author of Tortilla Flat, East of Eden, Mice and Men, and the Grapes of Wrath, along with other books, short stories and novels. The center has the biggest collection of Steinback archives in the country. The author's house, now a restaurant, is also nearby.
3. Check out the art galleries. Several art galleries are in Salinas, including the Salinas Valley Art Gallery. You can also check out the public art dotting the city, including murals done by One Voice Arts and Leadership Program, and cutout figures by Dong Sum Kim and John Cerney.
4. Visit Toro County Park. Toro Park has more than 4,700 acres of space and is perfect for wildlife viewing and horseback riding. Check out the riding trails, softball fields, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, and playgrounds here. The park also has more than 20 miles of hiking trails. You can also check out community parks such as the Central Community Park, Cesar E. Chavez Community Park, Closter Community Park, Monte Bella Community Park, and Sherwood Community Park. Then you can check out neighborhood parks like Claremont Manor Neighborhood Park, Harden Ranch Neighborhood Park, La Paz Neighborhood Park, Laurel Heights Neighborhood Park, Los Padres Neighborhood Park, Santa Rita Neighborhood Park, and Williams Ranch Neighborhood Park.
5. Check out the festivals and major events. Salinas has a very diverse heritage and culture and it shows in festivals like the California International Airshow, California Rodeo, and the Steinbeck Festival. You can also join the First Friday Art Walk, where you can check out artworks created by local artists.
6. Go horseback riding at the Monterey Bay Equestrian Center.
7. Tour the museums on a bus rental in Salinas, California. Train lovers would love the Monterey & Salinas Valley Railroad Museum, where you could find railroad exhibits related to the Salinas Valley Region. Then you can go to the IJ Harvey House, also known as the First Mayor's House, which is now a heritage center and museum.
8. Check out historic places. You can take a bus rental in Salinas, California and visit more historic sites, including B. V. Sargent House, Jose Eusebio Boronda Adobe, Monterey County Court House, Monterey County Jail, Peter J. Bontadelli House, Samuel M. Black House, and Sheriff William Joseph Nesbitt House.