Salinas & Monterey, CA [Stop 21: Road Trip 2015]

Moving right along on our Road Trip 2015, I hope to have blogged about all our stops at least by the year anniversary of concluding our Road Trip in 2015!

Our next stop after Petaluma was down the coast of California to Salinas, CA. We camped for two nights at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area – which is right on, next to the Mazda Raceway. This is part of the Monterey County Parks system. It was pretty awesome, for the views alone. It was not luxurious and loaded with amenities. It had bathrooms and a small playground – that was a little bit of a hike to – not right in the campground. But it was so awesome to be able to sit in or outside of your camper and see some fast cars racing on the track next to the campground and to see the stars at night and did I mention the views. There were a few cars practicing while we were there. I can’t even imagine how great it is to camp there when there is a race in town. We stayed in the Chaparral “B” Campground. These sites were only water and electric hookups, there was  dump station in the campground. It costs $37 a night to camp here and each site came with a picnic table and fire pit. This campground for us was another one of those great finds – it was just the kind of peaceful, relaxing campground we’re always looking for and it was not far away from anything we wanted to do while we were in the area. I found this campground by using an app called “RV Parky”. It’s a pretty simple free app but what I like about it is you can view an area you want to visit and then zoom in on what kind of campgrounds are in the area. I found more options looking for campgrounds this way – as opposed to just using the Good Sam website. I believe the “AllStays” App also works like this. RV Parky offers some reviews on their app for each location but for the most part I would just look up the name of the park, location, basic information and then go online and do further research about the location.

Here’s some pictures of and from our campsite.

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This is the view of the raceway from the campground.

We wanted to visit this area so we could take a ride on the famous 17 Mile Drive. The coast of California is just breathtaking I think.

as per Wikipedia: 17-Mile Drive is a scenic road through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula. Much of which hugs the Pacific coastline and passes famous golf courses, mansions and scenic attractions. The drive serves as the main road through the gated community of Pebble Beach. Inside this community, nonresidents have to pay a toll to use the road. I believe the toll was $10 when we drove thru. 

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We also spent some time in Monterey and visited their Fisherman’s Wharf Area. (I didn’t take any pictures there, I guess.) We had a very nice visit in Salinas and Monterey. The weather was beautiful and the campground was great.

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