Pacific Inn Santa Cruz
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from Santa Cruz
... br> Before it began to get dark we walked along the pier to take photos and see the sea lions which lie around on the wooden supports of the pier towards the far end. The intention was to eat at the Ideal Bar and Grill again as the served fresh lobster on Wednesdays. Unfortunately by the time we got there they had just run out of lobster but the fish dishes that we all had were still excellent.
By now it was dark so we returned to the roller ...
... place where the rules of gravity do not exist. It's a guided tour and most of it is all done with trickery but in any case we missed out as it was closed already!
Just as we were heading back to our motel the sun started to come out! Typical! That is it for Santa Cruz and we are continuing to head down the Coast tomorrow. It's been a cool place and love the typical seaside holiday feel to it. I would say it's only really worthwhile visiting if it's sunny though as not a whole heap else to ...
... told by the Doggy Gazette lady that it was a Poofle competition. Later we headed inland to Salinas where mission was accomplished & we got new helmets for Frank & Mel. Our accommodation was a Nast Motel 6 but it had a laundrette so we did our washing & headed into town for Ribs & Brisket at a Famous Daves Resturant, not really so famous after the meal. But we were now all set for the adventure to start ...
... waters. No large hotels or store chains helps preserve the small beach town feel that Santa Cruz has maintained. On the far end of the beach lies a pier staged amusement park filled with rides, fair food and games to win stuffed animals much like the one seen in the fabled 90's vampire flick "The Lost Boys.". A quintessential Californian beach town, Santa Cruz was a wonderful afternoon stop but we ...
... Mission is here too and we arrived a few minutes before they closed for the day. It was established by Spanish Priest, Junýpero Serra in 1770 to preach the Gospel to California's Native Americans. The magnificent Adobe Basilica stands majestically in the centre of the compound.
Back on the 17 mile drive we wound our way back through the hilly centre of the peninsula past yet more golf clubs and back to Monterey.