Salinas is known as the “Salad Bowl of the World” and is famed for attractions like the Oldtown Salinas and the National Steinbeck Center. It is the largest municipality of Monterey County in California with approximately 150,000 people currently living in Salinas. Salinas is within close proximity to the Pacific Ocean and is famed for the role that it plays in the floral industry and lettuce growth, hence the nickname. It was the home of John Steinbeck, who based novels like “Of Mice and Men” on the city. This agricultural town welcomes expats from countries all across the world and many people have stayed much longer than they might have expected to due to the facilities and lifestyle offered by Salinas. Attractions in Salinas include, for example, the Boronda Adobe History Center and the River Road Wine Trail.
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Salinas is also famous for the California International Airshow, the nearby Monterey Peninsula and the wineries of South Monterey. Also found in the area are world-class beaches and the Pinnacles National Monument. If you’re planning on moving to Salinas or are already based in the Californian town you may find yourself seeking out more advice on the various aspects of living and working away from home. This is where InterNations can help. Our Expat Magazine was set up for these purposes and features numerous articles on the various topics associated with relocation and life abroad, as well as content contributed by our expat members who are happy to share their own experiences. However, InterNations is can offer more than only a content-section. Our forums, discussion groups and private messages system are actively used by our expatriate members to socialize and network with fellow expats and global minds, sharing information, advice or simply small talk with one another.
Salinas is home to 100 manufacturing firms, and if you’re working in Salinas it might well be with one of these. Some of the area’s most notable employers further include the County of Monterey Household Credit Services and the Valley Memorial Hospital. However, all work and no play makes for a boring stay abroad. Luckily, the Railroad Depot and Intermodal Transit Center features various activities for people of all ages and is the home of the Salinas Valley Model Railroad Museum amongst many other attractions. If you’re interested in taking an in-depth look at the local history of Salinas you can take a trip to the First Mayor’s House. Why not get in touch with fellow expats living in Salinas via InterNations? The InterNations forums, for example, feature a Question and Answer section, making it easier to find online support for expatriates in Salinas. If you’re new to Salinas or simply living away from home, you may well find InterNations to be an indispensable tool for helping you to settle quickly and happily.