Where to stay around Salinas?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 941 vacation rentals near Salinas. From 518 Houses to 135 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Salinas for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Salinas:

  • Pebble Beach: 540 vacation rentals
  • Carmel Point: 102 vacation rentals
  • Northeast Carmel: 240 vacation rentals
  • Cannery Row: 60 vacation rentals
  • Golden Rectangle: 185 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Salinas?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Salinas. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Salinas Valley Model Railroad Museum: 857 vacation rentals
  • Boronda Adobe History Center: 898 vacation rentals
  • Salinas Sports Complex: 856 vacation rentals
  • Salinas Station: 857 vacation rentals
  • Aguila Cultural Center: 853 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Salinas?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 518 Houses in Salinas. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Salinas include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 135 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 92 rentals available
  • Cottages: 92 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Salinas?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 135 vacation rentals with pool available in Salinas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Fall in love with Salinas

    Salinas might be best known as the hometown of Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck, who based several of his novels here, including East of Eden. As a result, some of the city’s biggest draws are the National Steinbeck Center, Steinbeck House, and John Steinbeck Library. But this colorful city, just 20 minutes from the Monterey Bay on California’s Central Coast, has plenty more besides to offer its visitors. A stay at a Salinas vacation rental is perfect for making the most of great locally sourced foods and wines, and offers wonderful possibilities for exploring the Californian countryside and the wild beauty of the Pacific coast.

    Explore the Salinas Valley

    If you’re staying at your Salinas vacation rental in summer, don’t miss the opportunity to get tickets to the California Rodeo which comes to Salinas each July. Dating back to 1911, the California Rodeo Salinas is a fun way to enjoy California’s cowboy culture. The Salinas Valley is also home to some world-class wineries. Drive the River Road Wine Trail to tour tasting rooms throughout this picturesque region. The drive will give you an opportunity to see some of the original California Missions that still stand in the valley. Salinas also attracts motor sports fans, who visit for the racing at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca just out of town.

    Discover Salinas history

    Oldtown Salinas, the historic downtown area, has Victorian architecture, public art, boutique shops, and restaurants galore. It’s here you’ll find the National Steinbeck Center and Steinbeck House. The region’s earlier history can be explored at the Boronda Adobe History Center, a restored adobe dwelling dating back to 1844. It sits on land identified in one of the original Mexican land grants, and houses a museum of early Salinas and California history. If you’re staying at your Salinas vacation rental with kids in tow, then head to Monterey Zoo for a fun family day out. At this ranch just outside Salinas, you can see lions, elephants, tigers, and more.

    Salinas festivals and events

    The marine climate around these parts is ideal for agriculture, and the Salinas Valley is well known for its flowers, vineyards, and vegetable growers. In spring, the National Steinbeck Festival, organized by the National Steinbeck Center, attracts many visitors to Salinas and the other local sites that feature in the author’s work, such as Cannery Row in nearby Monterey. Every fall, Salinas hosts the California International Airshow, a fun, family-friendly celebration of flight. A Salinas vacation rental can also be a good choice if you are visiting for the Monterey Jazz Festival in September.

    Explore the Central California Coast from Salinas

    The salt marshes that gave the town its name can be enjoyed at the Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge on the coast, around 20 minutes from Salinas vacation rentals. Its flower-strewn wetlands, coastal dunes, and salt marshes are a scenic spot for birdwatching. A trail leads to the beach, where you can enjoy Monterey Bay’s vast golden sweep of sand. Or, take an incredible hour’s drive south along the scenic coast road to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and its stunning ocean vistas, dramatic golden coves, giant redwood forests, hot springs, and thundering waterfalls.