The California Welcome Center, Salinas is located in the Salinas City Regional Heritage Center. This historic freight depot, built in 1873 by the Southern Pacific Company, tells the story of early California on the Central Coast.
Located at 1 Station Place, Salinas; call 831-757-8687 for information.
The compact building is wall-to-wall highlights of local attractions in the heart of the Salinas Valley plus information brochures on things to do.
Located at 502 Front Street, Soledad; call 831-204-7208 for information.
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Raise a glass.
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A place where solitude flourishes.
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