Salinas, California

The Salinas Valley sits between the beautiful Gabilan and Santa Lucia mountain ranges, and follows the Salinas River to the Monterey Bay. Salinas is located 20 miles northeast of Monterey, 60 miles south of San Jose, 101 miles south of San Francisco and 325 miles north of Los Angeles. The moderate climate is ideal, with an average temperature of 68 degrees and Mediterranean-like weather in the summer. Salinas is the seat of Monterey County, with a population of 148,400.