Welcome to Oldtown Salinas!
As the historic heart of Salinas, Oldtown is the original downtown of Salinas, the cultural and economic center of a city known as the Salad Bowl of the World for its abundant agricultural heritage. The rich history of Salinas is preserved in the buildings significant to the story of times gone by and immortalized through the literary genius of novelist John Steinbeck.
Oldtown Salinas Association or OSA was formed in 1977 to revitalize, preserve and promote the downtown area for the enjoyment of future generations.
HISTORY OF OLDTOWN
Established in 1977, the Oldtown Salinas Association is a nonprofit business organization that accomplishes its mission by promoting and enhancing Oldtown through enhanced landscape and sanitation programs, [...read more.]
DIRECTIONS TO OLDTOWN
Oldtown, at the heart of Salinas, is easily accessible:
From San Jose/San Francisco on US 101, take the Main Street exit
From Hwy. 1, take Hwy. 183 East through Castroville
From South on US 101, take the John Street exit
From Monterey Peninsula, take Hwy. 68 East