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Off the Beaten Path around Monterey and Santa Cruz

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I picked up some materials on a recent trip to Santa Cruz from Monterey. I'm posting them here mostly so I can find them for my next trip, but perhaps others will find it useful or can add to it.

Aptos
Saturday Aptos Farmers Market at Cabrillo College
Seascape Golf Course, newly redesigned, has ocean views
Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, rent a bike and pedal thru the redwoods
Aptos History Museum

Capitola
Gayle's Bakery (Bay & Capitola), gaylesbakery.com
A bit overpriced but a nice range of bakery, coffee and deli foods for takeout or eat in.

Pizza My Heart (Esplanade, Capitola). A local chain, pizza available by the slice or takeout. Many locations but Capitola is the original?
pizzamyheart.com

Shopping..thrift and surf shops on lower 41st Avenue.
Antique shops in Soquel Village

Sights.. Watch the surfers from the beach at the Esplanade or from Cliff Drive at Pleasure Point.
www.santacruz.com/surfing

Whale watcing in Santa Cruz, from Santa Cruz Harbor.

Davenport
Wilder Ranch State Park (mountainbiking, historic ranch)
Rancho del Oso State Park (redwoods, hiking)
Sea arches and hidden beaches of Hwy 1, whale watching
Art studios (Lundberg Studios glassworks)
Davenport Jail Museum
Bonny Doon Winery
Davenport Roadhouse www.davenportroadhouse.com

Scotts Valley
Cafe Max in the Scotts Valley Hilton for breakfast, or at Peachwoods at the Inn at Pasatiempo

Golf at Pasatiempo. No invite to Cypress Point or Augusta National? No problem, $200 and cart fee (walking permitted) gets you on the finest public-access Alister MacKenzie course. Tough, but you'll still enjoy it. Interesting displays in the clubhouse lobby. The Tap Room in the Hollins House (Tues-Sat) is one of Golf Digest's best 19th holes.

Pajaro Valley
Elkorn Slough or Watsonville wetlands for birdwatching

Gardens at Roses of Yesterday and Today, Bamboo Giant, and Sierra Azul

Watsonville Farmer's Market, Friday afternoons in Downtown Watsonville Plaza

Agricultural History Museum

Downtown Watsonville for Mexican food and historic walking tour (brochure available)

Moss Landing
Phils Fish Market or A dock at Tina Louise

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