United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 http://www.healthtalked.com/vderma/
  2. 2 Dallas, Austin, Waco in February
  3. 3 Grand Canyon / Bryce / Zion in August with Teens
  4. 4 Seafood restaurant in San Francisco - recommendations
  5. 5 Hurricane Matthew damage along Florida East Coast?
  6. 6 Staying outside DC
  7. 7 Road trip from Madison, WI to Portland, OR in April, 2017
  8. 8 7 Day Photography Road trip from Vegas to Denver during Christmas
  9. 9 CAJUN region, plus NEW ORLEANS
  10. 10 New Years In Asheville with Nature and Beer on the side!
  11. 11 Ideas for New York
  12. 12 Suggestions for a Week in Portland
  13. 13 Going to L.A. dec18-25; Road trip to D.V. and on rt66
  14. 14 Christmas shopping in Sante Fe
  15. 15 9 days in Olympic NP and Seattle area
  16. 16 Road trip
  17. 17 What's your favorite "after theatre" place to eat in NYC??
  18. 18 Driving from Providence to Ohio in an '82 Volvo with a cat, but...
  19. 19 Getting married to a French man
  20. 20 3-week one-way cross country trip in June
  21. 21 Florida beach recommendation, please
  22. 22 Maine-Portland/Bar Harbor/Moosehead Lake
  23. 23 Phantom Ranch and....
  24. 24 Where to stay in Carmel area?
  25. 25 Where to visit
View next 25 » Back to the top

Off the Beaten Path around Monterey and Santa Cruz

Jump to last reply

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

14 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement