Only 2 blocks, a pleasant and scenic stroll on Central Avenue, between the house and Steinbeck Center you can see two attractions. The Steinbeck House is where the literary legend grew up. It is open to the public for daytime dining! For around $10-15 you can sit in the very rooms where the young Steinbeck spent time with his mom & dad--his parents moved into the property in 1900. Steinbeck was born in 1902 and lived to 1968.
Go for lunch: 132 Central Avenue Salinas, CA. Call: Phone/Reservations: (831) 424-2735, steinbeckhouse.com