Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Continental Breakfast
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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... They offer you free samples of the fruit so we `try before we buy` some lovely juicy nectarines.
We drive on and find our hotel The Dream Inn. What a fabulous location,overlooking Santa Cruz beach where you can watch the surfing and see the long wooden pier. Apparently it is the longest wooden pier you can drive along in the world. The rooms are lovely. We leave our luggage and walk to the Ideal Bar and Grill restaurant on the boardwalk by ...
... a place like Tennessee where the government isn't dictating each and every moment of your life. And I know it's bad when Laurie is complaining about it.
California oddities to control people are many. Soda in restaurants is often sold in 12 ounce cans instead of fountains with unlimited refills. I read that some towns require this to restrict the amount of soda people drink. In the supermarket, a 12 pack of cokes was $ 7.89 PLUS ...
... of the shops were shut and there was hardly another sole in sight. A far cry from what the weekend was like. As usual with us, we seem to always end up in a bit of a dive and that was the case for the first few blocks of the downtown area. You can always tell when it starts getting good as there is a Gap, Forever 21 or something similar on the corner.
The town was also pretty empty but we got a good coffee and pondered around for a bit, again in and out of every surf shop. ...
The return journey was via San Simeon and and Moonstone Beach (very windy and rocky)then ready to relax. There is another music group playing tonight so we hope they will be as good.
Update - they were good musicians but played no songs we knew so we did not stay till stumps this time.
Next morning we headed further north, through the wine and olive area of Paso Robles, also stopping at the Estrella War Birds museum ...
... the Murano glass tiles in Blue yellow and gold, surrounded by larger than life white marble statues.
We stopped at the Piedras Blancas Elephant seal rookery, on Highway 1 seven miles north of San Simeon. There must have been about 50 seals on the beach. Some were trying to show off with aggressive displays. Apparently they were mostly males - Typical !
California Route 1 drive was spectacular even though the fog kept rolling ...