There are some side diversions around Salinas. They are mainly upscale developments along the beach with beautiful homes and, thus, beautiful landscaping, located on beautiful lots.
Here are some of the exceptions. But, just so you don't misunderstand, I am still giving Salinas (and the surrounding areas) a 5.3 on a scale of 10.
I doubt the Chamber of Commerce (presuming there IS one) will be contacting me to film a commercial promoting the area!!!
|A very cool Hosteria called Farralon Dillon in Ballenita, just outside Salinas. Very ship-motif. There are hotel rooms in that tower!! Museum, pool, restaurant, and great beach all on site.|
|Community of Ballenita, looking down from Farallon Dillon hosteria.|
|Infinity pool at Farallon Dillon|
|Beach below Farallon Dillon.|
|Stairway leading down to beach below Farallon Dillon. Wouldn't it be more fun if it were a water slide?|
|Outdoor part of restaurant at Farallon Dillon. On the bluff overlooking the beach and Ballenita. I had lunch here.|
|Piece of driftwood that amazingly looks like a Seal.|
|Cool planter made of branches/driftwood on the railing of the restaurant.|