Salinas, California is a suburban city near the Pacific Ocean coast, located an hour's drive south by rental car from San Jose. Salinas is home to over 150 thousand Californians, and is known as a residential and agricultural area, with a climate perfect for grape vineyards, as well as lettuce farming and flower growth.Salinas was the birthplace of the late John Steinbeck, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Grapes of Wrath” and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Downtown Salinas is home to the John Steinbeck Library, the Steinbeck House and the National Steinbeck Center. Rock musician Sammy Hagar and actress Vanessa Hudgens were also born in Salinas.
If you'll be in Salinas for business reasons – or just a relaxing vacation with your family – it's wise to rent a car, because it will give you the freedom to explore all the natural beauty and fun attractions in this peaceful California city. Below are some of the other benefits of booking with us.
Travelers to Salinas will sometimes fly to Salinas Municipal Airport, which sits 3 miles southeast of Downtown Salinas at the city limits. This general aviation facility is the home of the annual California International Airshow, which draws thousands of flight enthusiasts to Salinas each year. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 534 Abbott St, is located less than 2 miles west of this airport.