Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz
Travel Blogs from Santa Cruz
Pacific Coast Highway 2
Mar 20 – Mar 25
Veterans Memorial Park: After a long day driving and exploring we arrived in Monterey and found a nice partly sunny campground: and most amazing: it's affordable and it has free showers… wow are we still in California?
Monterey Exploring by bike:
Wharfs: we stopped at 3 different wharfs: ...
... the paved trail to this point and then the unpaved trail that continues forever beyond. We decided to take a slight detour on our return route and so glad we did. Santa Cruz was delightful. Apparently gets a little crazy with tourists in the summer, but when we visited was gorgeous. Kiwis who are despondent while visiting the area about the complete lack of anything that resembles coffee should head to the picnic basket across ...
... in the things she liked. Darn it!
Time to head to Monterey and check in to our motel. We found our way in the dark to our motel and checked in. We did a quick bag drop in our room and then headed to a local restaurant called Hula's which the guy at the hotel reception had recommended when we checked in.
Hula's was great! Lovely food and great beer. Suz had a mango chicken Caesar salad and Gav had coconut crusted fish. Both were impressed with the ...
... too much of note, I tried peanut butter and reaffirmed my faith that I do not like it, absolutely loved the hot tub though, a definite highlight. I should mention the people included in this chat, us four, Marisa, Lindsey, Chelsea and Serena. Anyway later on we went for a quick shop down Santa Cruz, personally I wanted some more shoes, instead I came back with sunglasses. Oh well. Went for a coffee at the verve as well. Lovely place this is, ...
... I love to be alive. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Profound happiness does not float down to you like a dandelion- glimmering in the warm summer sun, directed to you by the breeze in seemingly magical perfection. In my experience, profound happiness comes with profound sadness (or profound fear). If you haven't been deathly afraid, how could you ever be ready for life? If I knew exactly what I wanted and who I wanted to become- now that ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free parking