I live in the South-Eastern US and am planning a long road trip out West. One of the things I've always wanted to experience for myself is the beautiful Salinas Valley which Steinbeck describes so vividly in his novels.
Unfortunately, "Salinas Valley" doesn't seem to be a recognized landmark or state park. I've of course found the city of Salinas, CA, but I'm unsure if this is any more than just another city. Perhaps the "valley" lies elsewhere, somewhere close to that, but you have to know where and how to get there.
Does anyone know where I can go to see for myself the landscape he was writing about?