Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsLanai Lodge Santa Cruz
Motel was very reasonably priced and great location. Walking distance to the pier and boardwalk. Very dated motel and breakfast was cellophane wrapped parties with Tea/coffee no milk just powdered creamer. Surely a toaster and some bread and spreads couldn't be that expensive. Also, no aircon in room but did bring a fan up to us which was great.
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Gav and I had breakfast then left boys to get ready while we caught a bus to the city to pick up the next hire car. We got a Toyota Rav 4 and it thankfully fits all the luggage.
Went back to the motel, boys were ready and we checked out.
Made our way on the freeway to "Silicone Valley". Visited Microsoft head quarters not much yo look at …
... and ordered two falafel sandwiches. Well no word of a lie, it was the best falafel we have ever had! So crunchy and tasty. Yum! Now stuffed, we headed back to the beach to do some more sunbathing.
After we were sunned out we strolled down the boardwalk again and Dan had seen a 'Dipping Dots' stand and had to get some. Basically dipping dots is ice cream in, well, the size of dots! He had it 18yrs ago when he was in America so had to have it again.
We made sure ...
... and pet Ems. See seal, sea lions, and get close to sea otters. Also handle crabs and star fish. Glad we took the tour as they knew where to go. Finish by 6 and wander back stopping at brewpub for meal and drink. I have a flight of beers which are good and Abby gets upset when I recount the tale of her affection when injured at Orlando and she touches my arm by way of saying poor daddy. Back to hotel by ...
... to look at more coastal scenery, all wild and wooly with the June Gloom all of a sudden rolling in. Bird island was covered in - birds? Go figure. There were huge kelp beds which abound in this area, in fact, all along the coast which support the huge population of seals,otters and other marine life.
We then drove along the ocean boulevard on a fine sunny morning, all the way to Lovers Point (cue hearts) with the quaint period homes, ...
... 8230; I have no idea why but we saw these wooden "structures on at least two different beaches.
Our first stop for 15 minutes was Pigeon Point Light Station - an old an now disused lighthouse with a small attached house. The lighthouse is fenced off however there were some sympathetically built adjoining “houses" which is now used as a hostel. All were surrounded by very pretty gardens which added a touch of "summer" to a ...