West Cliff Inn, a Four Sisters Inn
Travel Blogs from Santa Cruz
Yerba Buena Gardens
The old street car brought us here and we checked out the gardens: around them large sky scrapers: ultra-modern and also the old St. Patrick’s church, the interesting looking Jewish museum and then in the park: some great fountains: especially the Martin Luther king Jr memorial waterfalls: impressive from the front, when you walk up on its side, ...
... celebrating Halloween in true be-costumed style.
Hard though it was to leave the city, the promise of seeing/staying with family nearby spurred me on. Riding out through Golden Gate park led once more to the ocean and a short two day ride to Santa Cruz where Claud and I will be taking a much anticipated break for a few days and enjoying the mountain air before tackling some of the biggest, most challenging climbs of the trip.
... Nothing like the warm water of Florida - more like Phillip Island water temps!
We then walked back to the car and headed back onto the CA1 Highway, turning off at a place called Watsonville, and heading inland towards a place called Gilroy which is famous for being the taste of California's agricultural abundance, the self proclaimed "Garlic Capital of the World". We passed many roadside stalls, some even selling garlic wine (not sure about that one!), ...
I didn't feel too hungover in all honesty, needed a bit of sleep in my life but that was about it. Got some breakfast, few games of pool, hot tub etc. then Marisa took us all to a restaurant near the harbour called Aldos, didn't go for the red meat option this time and went for a prawn sandwich instead. Little walk round the beach but not much more than that really. Came back and ...
... memorabilia and so we exited the Drive and found ourselves in Carmel. Carmel is quite a beautiful town, with tree lined avenues on both sides and some quite individual houses. We passed Ocean Avenue, the principal street in Carmel, however the car park sign indicated that only vehicles shorter than ourselves could park there. So we pressed on ahead in our search for somewhere to Park. However, as we progressed through these beautiful avenues the roads seemed to get narrower ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking