Introduction to Soledad, California
Soledad, California, in Monterey county, is 25 miles SE of Salinas, California and 70 miles SE of San Jose, California. The city is part of the Salinas metropolitan statistical area. About 11,263 people live in Soledad.
Soledad was founded by Fermín Lasuén as a Spanish mission on October 9, 1791. In 1874, the present day community of Soledad began taking root. The land was then owned by the Munras family, who sold it in 1886. The Southern Pacific Railroad laid rails in this area in the late 1880s. This general law city was incorporated in 1921.
Soledad and nearby Attractions
- Vosti Park
- San Antonio Lake
- Salinas Valley State Prison
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Arroyo Seco Wilderness Area
- Monterey Peninsula Beaches
Things To Do In Soledad
Soledad is known as the "World's Salad Bowl" and is surrounded by the beautiful Gabilan Mountains. There are several wine vineyards, as well as lettuce, asparagus and broccoli fields in the town. Recreational facilities include hiking, camping, boating and other sports activities. You can also find a number of shopping areas within the city.
The Monterey Peninsula Airport is nearby.
Soledad Higher Education
The nearby college is Hartnell College.