This festival is thrown by The National Steinbeck Center in honor of Salinas' native son, the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winner ... More
This festival is thrown by The National Steinbeck Center in honor of Salinas' native son, the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck, author of "Tortilla Flat" and "The Grapes of Wrath" among others. The event offers tours of the Steinbeck home, museum and the Salinas area, where Steinbeck found inspiration for many of his writings. In addition, there are receptions, luncheons, readings, films, lectures and more. See website for annual info.
theres parties everyday of the week. some more dangerous than others.
but if youre coming to visit or something you shold know the right people.
theres a couple hidden skate spots and a couple hidden stores that tourist might like. but overall salinas is a place where you have to get creative and actually think and probably do productive. and honestly the steinbeck festival is the only thing interesting that happens in salinas. but its the same thing over and over each year so it gets pretty anoying. and i honestly think if there was more things to do there wouldnt be as much gang violence, same for the drug use. we're bored out our minds here, so we blaze in order to make the day interesting. dont get me wrong if you get to know people in salinas they will probably have some interesting stories to tell. i know i do and each day my friends do too. you just have to be smart and know who to talk to and who not to talk to. but seriously, if youre gonna visit salinas the best place i recomend is old town. theres sometimes shows in that place and you see all sorts of people walking around. and after you go across old town then you can stop at the movies and watch a movie. theres more to this city than everyone knows.
Salinas... true there is not much to do but BIG week(the rodeo), and thats only for our salinas cowgirls and boys. We have a couple of fun things to do in this town depending on your age. Teen: mall, bowling, starbucks (we have one in every corner now). 21 and over: there is the lala lounge, kd, all them other bars, and what ever you can think of where these people hook up. Kids like to hook up at parking lots and chat and check out their cars and what not, its not a popular as it use to but kids still do it(mainly at nights). We have car shows, and we will never forget "Roy's". Roy was here for a very long time to have one person ruin it, sure he was hadicap, but our local hadicap salinas townees NEVER did complain.... Umm... other than that, Salinas is an agricultural valley and we do have many many fields in this town, in and around this small city. For those people that want to go to down town Salinas there really isn't much. You'll have some chops, antique stores, older people clothe stores, coffe chop, restaurants, our new cinema next to our new parking lot last but not least what this town is known for and why Oprah came, the Stinebeck senter (great writer, no lie).
And i guess i cant forget that yes for such a small town compared to San Jose, L.A., we do have a very high Gang activity. But i guess it's not to bad when you get use to it but really if you are not frome around here dont try to get tough. Trust Me.
The weather is ok... sometimes. It's not to bad, check it out if you wish.
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