The center of Monterey County has its roots in agriculture. And as the town where John Steinbeck grew up, Salinas maintains a small town feel with turn-of-the-century buildings with character and dramatic architecture.
Following some of the crazy weather and fire issues and then mudslides on Hwy. 1, it’s no wonder people question what’s happened to Big Sur. Good news is that businesses north of Pfeiffer State Park are open and accessible.
Home on the range? While Monterey County is famous for its dramatic coastline, we also have ranches and expansive “Steinbeck Country” rural looks that have been the settings for commercials, fashion shoots, indie films and more. Cow and cowboys…horses…dirt roads and open land.