To truly explore the outdoors or enjoy a classic wine tasting, as this is wine country, then Soledad is your go-to! Close to Salinas Valley, Soledad is an agricultural gem, producing one of the primary wine grapes in California. Therefore the abundance of tasting rooms and wineries attracts tourists from all over the world. Also, the setting for one of John Steinbeck’s most famous novels; Of Mice and Men, provides an image of how picturesque the landscape must be, with Pinnacles National Park close by for visitors to go hiking and rock climbing.
Meaning solitude in Spanish, Soledad is the perfect getaway for those seeking some peace and quiet amongst nature. So for great food, great people, incredible surroundings and as much wine as you can handle – Soledad has it all!
On the cusp of the Salinas Valley, the journey to Soledad from San Francisco will take around 2.5 hours in the car. To get there jump on to the US- 101 S and keep right, following signs to San Jose. After 123 miles, take exit 303 to Front St. Continue on Front St for around a mile until you reach Soledad.
The Greyhound buses also leave for Soledad daily, you can leave at 10:30am with a couple of stops to stretch your legs along the way and a transfer in Salinas, with an arrival time of 15:45. The other option is to take the night bus.