©

Jolon trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Jolon

Trip Planner USA  /  California  /  Jolon
(4.6/5 based on 95+ reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: historic sites
Jolon is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California. It is located 17mi south of King City, at an elevation of 971 feet (296 m). Jolon is located in the San Antonio River valley, west of Salinas Valley. It is in a rural area, about 6 miles from Mission San Antonio de Padua, and is part of Fort Hunter Liggett.HistoryThe first European land exploration of Alta California, the Spanish Portolà expedition, camped on the San Antonio River near near today's Jolon on September 24, 1769, having crossed the Santa Lucia Range from the coast. The party continued north through Jolon Valley (today's Jolon Road, county route G14).The town was founded by Antonio Ramirez who built an inn at the place in 1850. The Jolon post office was founded in 1872. Jolon was owned by William Randolph Hearst in the 1920s, who sold it to the US Army, its current owner. The ZIP Code is 93928, and the community is inside area code 831.Jolon is mentioned in the chorus of the song "South Coast", as a place you could gamble back in its frontier days.Jolon is also the setting for John Steinbeck's novel To a God Unknown. The town is not mentioned in the book but is the basis for the fictional town in the book.
When using our United States itinerary maker, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Jolon

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Jolon

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Jolon:
Zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, scenic drive, historic sites
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, wildlife areas, beaches
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Wineries, museums, outdoors
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Nature, sightseeing, beaches
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to California

11 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Las Vegas & San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Lake Tahoe (California) BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in California & Oregon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Vacaville & Paramus BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Vacaville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Vacaville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in California BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO July, teens, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News