On December 23, 2015, my family and I visited Santa Cruz. I’d been here before, but never had a chance to look around town. This is what we saw on that cool December day.
The first place we went was our daughter’s request: The Mystery Spot. It was in the hills and quite cool.
The grounds were lovely, and they even had hiking trails, which I would have liked to hike, but there wasn’t enough time before our tour was to start.
The Mystery Spot was actually more interesting than I thought it would be. It’s a place on the hillside where the laws of gravity aren’t what they should be. Our guide was also quite humorous.
From there, we went into town. We spent considerable time walking up and down the main downtown street, which was very charming. We had coffee or related holiday drinks at Starbucks. I took pictures of people’s artwork on display on the street and always asked their permission – no one objected and they were in fact glad to have me do it. They were aware of the power of social media!
Unfortunately, we didn’t stop anywhere at the Boardwalk, where there were lots of colorful buildings and photo opps! But we were in a hurry to get to Monterey, as it was now past lunch time and we hadn’t eaten. And there were only about three hours of daylight left!
(Next post: Monterey Peninsula and the 17-mile-drive)