Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Refrigerator in room
- Microwave in room
TripAdvisor Reviews Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages Santa Cruz
Travel Blogs from Santa Cruz
... enough time tonight for a good sunset so we got the car and drove round to a beach on the West Coast where we perched on the sand and watched as the sun went down into the ocean. It was as beautiful as ever and never gets boring to watch. This has been our first awesome ocean sunset in America and hopefully will not be the last.
Today was a bit overcast and definitely not beach worthy so we headed for Downtown Santa Cruz. We walked along the beach road and the whole boardwalk ...
... very modern, and then back to Aquarium, located at the end of Cannery Row. A very modern aquarium and boasting the worlds largest octopus. Great many displays of, wait it for it, fish. Yep, lots of fish, but very well displayed (even on the café menu). They also have displays of puffins, all types of jelly fish (miniature to giant),sea otters and penguins. We then had a walk along Cannery Road, made famous by the author John Steinbeck. It used to be ...
... eco friendly let's preserve fish life in all its wonders' ethos of the aquarium. The film of the otter cub Luna was heartwarming and we followed it with the otter feeding session. It was a little over-crowded, but we were still able to see the otters as they were fed and put through their paces. They really seem to have their own characters and were having fun together playing with some 'toys' in their tank. There is a viewing terrace outside which we explored. I was ...
Santa Cruz welcomed us with sun and we are leaving with rain. Sorry Hamsters, we are bringing rain instead of sun home! The internet has been very spotty and so writing on this blog has been difficult. I will try and sum up the past week and add pictures for you.
I think I ended with Pleasanton when last I wrote. The day before we left, we saw my cousin and her husband and our dear friends the Bleekers. It was wonderful catching up with them. My cousin has been ...
... on my part (I’m a freakin’ private eye, y’all) determined that the Cathedral had a daily Mass at 12:10. That gave me just enough time to go to a wine tasting on my way to the 101 to get me to Oakland. Kenwood (a town in Sonoma County) was on the route (sort of). I stopped at the Chateau St. Jean winery, mainly because there was a really pretty mansion on the brochure I found in the hotel. ...