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Posted: 4/17/2022 2:34:02 PM EDT
Possibly planning to take my family to Monster Jam in June 1034 N Main st. In Salinas. 7 hr drive for me. We may due overnight may not. Safe? Tips? 6yo and 2yo. Just planning ahead. Thanks.
Link Posted: 4/17/2022 7:09:06 PM EDT
[#1]
We've stayed in Salinas in the past.  Near the airport wasn't too bad.  Other places were questionable at best.  These days I wouldn't.  However, consider Monterey, Seaside, Marina.  Close, pleasant, beach weather, etc.

Were you considering driving almost 3.5 hours to get there, go the event and then drive home about 3.5 hours, or 7 hours one way?
Link Posted: 4/17/2022 10:34:12 PM EDT
[#2]
7 hours one way. I’m up in Oregon. 14 hr round. 900 miles. For monster trucks. Lol
Link Posted: 4/18/2022 5:16:32 PM EDT
[#3]
I don't like doing 7 hour trips as an adult.  It really has to be some interesting destination and/or driving to be worth that.  And almost certainly going to have several breaks.  I'd break up the trip.  But it's been a long time since doing any long drives with kids that age.  We drove to and from Yellowstone with them young and some of that got tobe  just plain unpleasant for them (and us).
Link Posted: 4/18/2022 5:53:46 PM EDT
[#4]
Salinas has a lot of crime.  A lot.
Link Posted: 4/19/2022 8:30:04 PM EDT
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If it were me, I'd stay in Monterey, near the Aquarium.  Kids LOVE the Aquarium.

It's safe, they have good food and comfortable accommodations.
Link Posted: 4/20/2022 12:54:57 AM EDT
[#6]
Dennis the Menace Park in Monterey, Fisherman's Wharf usually has seals, etc., in the area to watch.
Link Posted: 6/25/2022 12:19:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By operatorerror:
Salinas has a lot of crime.  A lot.
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And a lot of gangs to go with it. I would expect the attendees would be mostly people to avoid. I would absolutely not take 6 and 2 year olds there.
Link Posted: 6/27/2022 12:32:39 PM EDT
[#8]
Salinas was always a shXX-hole.
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