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) traveling between the forested campus, the surfer-packed beaches, and the cheesy old boardwalk.
This town will always have a special place in my heart (which my friends well understand, as I force them to go on a driving tour of all my old houses whenever we’re in town).
The whole place feels very Santa Cruz (in the good oddball way), and the food served here is just as good as the wine.
[UPDATE: Sadly the tasting room at Bonny Doon has closed for now.
This is one of those things you’ve gotta do at least once.
Park up by Seabright Beach and walk across the railroad tracks, then down into the labyrinth of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk rides.
There’s no luxury here (the walls can be paper thin), but I’ve never felt like putting my money into a hotel when there are so many more fun ways to spend your cash in Santa Cruz. The Poet & the Patriot is a haven for sports and darts that’s generally frequented by a lively mix of college kids and locals.
A nice dark place to grab a pint and chat up your neighbors on the next place gets packed for its food, booze, and ambience.
(If you need some stronger cocktails, there’s also Hula’s Island Grill and Tiki Room down the street.) But I love the 515 for its cozy, homey feel.(click title for more ...)Gay Men's Volleyball on the main beach in Santa Cruz between the Wharf and the Coconut Grove. Shopping is optional, but wait until you see whats in store! It gets just as packed as the rest of them, but it feels less touristy — in part because its bordering neighborhoods are so cute you want to quit everything and move to a beach bungalow ASAP.
When I’m in town, my routine includes grabbing a burrito from Taqueria Vallarta on nearby Soquel Ave., getting beers from next-door Shopper’s Corner, and hightailing it to a sandy spot on this long, flat beach.The wines here are amazing — especially the Le Cigare Volant, or flying cigar.