Soledad was first known as one of the 21 Spanish mission establishments in California, and just a few miles from the major highway you can visit Soledad Mission, also known as Mission Nuestra Seņora de la Soledad. Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, was the mission's founder, launching the enterprise in 1791 as the the 13th missions.
Don't be surprised during a visit to see a few chickens and roosters roaming the grounds of this historic establishment, where one of its oldest remaining artifacts is a mission bell.
Another popular attraction involves wine. Several wineries can
be seen along I-101 such as Chalone and Scheid. There are around dozens
of wineries and vineyards in the region, and also companies serving the
growers with machinery and facilities.