The largest municipality and the county seat of the Monterey County is none other than the city of Salinas. Located just about 10 miles east southeast of the Salinas river mouth, Salinas enjoys a great mild climate. One would observe several 20th century homes, bungalows and apartments in this city. Plus, the mild climate is totally ideal for the grape vineyards and floral industry. In addition, Salinas takes pride in the emerging arts field pioneered by the First Fridays Art Walk. One would find several art galleries here along with a number of murals, so the art lovers can enjoy themselves thoroughly. For sightseeing, there are several options such as the California Rodeo Salinas, Boronda Adobe History Center, and loads of shopping! Great culture, beautiful town planning and wonderful scenery around define the town of Salinas.

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