Details: Pinnacles National Park, California

January 2, 2014
IF YOU GO
GETTING THERE

United offers one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to Monterey, Calif. United, Alaska Airlines, US Airways and American Airlines offer one-stop flights from Reagan National to Monterey, and United and US Airways offer one-stop flights from BWI Marshall. Pinnacles National Park is about 55 miles from Monterey.

WHERE TO STAY

Pinnacles National Park Campground

East entrance

877-444-6777

nps.gov/pinn/planyourvisit/camp.htm

Pets allowed in campground but not on trails. Tent sites $23; RV sites with electricity $36.

Inn at the Pinnacles

32025 Stonewall Canyon Rd., Soledad

831-678-2400

innatthepinnacles.com

Two miles from the park. Rooms from $225.

Valley Harvest Inn

1155 Front St., Soledad

831-678-3833

valleyharvestinn.com

Clean, comfy child- and pet-friendly motel in central Salinas Valley, 15 minutes from the park. From $59.

WHERE TO EAT

Running Rooster

800 San Benito St., Hollister

831-634-0135

runningrooster.com

Wood-fired thin-crust pizzas; craft beer. Lunch and dinner from $8.

Ike’s Place

1822 N. Main St., Salinas

831-449-4000

ilikeikesplace.com

Sandwiches stuffed with farm-fresh ingredients. Lunch and dinner from $7.

WHAT TO DO

Pinnacles National Park

Highway 146, Paicines

831-389-4486

www.nps.gov/pinn

Just east of central California’s Salinas Valley. Pack plenty of water and, for cave trails, flashlights. Park passes (valid seven days): $5 per motorized vehicle; hiker/bicyclist $3 per person. The west entrance is open every day 7:30 a.m. to
8 p.m. The east entrance is open daily 24 hours a day.

INFORMATION

destinationsalinas.com

R.S.

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