A few hours before low tide, the beach was completely foggy! We tromped all over the rocks and the kids ran into the water, completely soaking themselves!
It finally cleared up and was a beautiful evening, but the fog had its own mystery.
#beach santa cruz Sunrise at Walton Lighthouse Visiting Santa Cruz? Make time to visit the Natural Bridges State Beach, where you can watch the cormorants hanging out on the rock arch, plus get epic sunset views!
Read my blog post for more ideas on what to do in Santa Cruz:
http://www.findingtheuniverse.com/2015/03/what-to-do-on-day-trip-to-santa-cruz.html
#usa #california #arch #sea natural bridge Lovely morning spent with my Canon 5D. Three Ice plants in bloom. The pacific coast highway is littered with these. #California Natural Bridges in Santa Cruz, CA is one of our favorite places to watch the sunset. The color of the sky changes to a golden orange hue that makes this sunset one of the best! Sunday afternoon at the beach.
#naturalbridgesbeach #santacruz #california #beach Lifeguard station. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is an oceanfront amusement park in Santa Cruz, California.
Founded in 1907, it is California's oldest surviving amusement park and one of the few seaside parks on the West Coast of the United States. #blue Historical beach town Santa Cruz. The sunset along the west cliff is very beautiful. Skygliders on the Sanra Cruz Boardwalk One of those days in Santa Cruz, when there were flocks of birds by the ocean, and dolphins swimming closer to the shore. Santa Cruz Wharf Is a great place for view & Food. You must get the Soar Dough Bread.
The Santa Cruz Wharf is a wharf in Santa Cruz, California, USA, known for fishing, boat tours, viewing sea lions, dining, nightlife and gift shops. The current wharf was built in 1914, the last of six built on the site, and is operated by the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Office. The wharf is situated between Main Beach (which is adjacent to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk) and Cowell's Beach, on the westside of Santa Cruz City. With a length of 2,745 feet (836.68 m), it is the longest pier on the West Coast of the United States. [1]
A fish market on the wharf is featured in scenes from the film Sudden Impact. Hmm. (My best friend was a stunt person in that movie :) )
Swingin' by chains. Stunning views of the cliffs north of Santa Cruz. The sky is so blue, the grass so green, and there was an array of brightly colored and beautiful wildflowers. It was fun to drive up the 1 and stop along the way to explore all the cliffs and beaches. So many interesting discoveries hiking in Pogonip Park: labyrinth, stacked rocks garden, and a pool of goldfish in the middle of the woods!
See more at: http://intentionaltravelers.com/california-road-trip-stops-north-to-south/ Colorful Santa Cruz😍😍 Stand up surfers paddling into the harbor. Walking along the #beach and under the #pier was fun even though the water was too cold to Get in Not only is the beach beautiful but there is a refugee for wintering monarch butterflies! This was also where I saw my first sea lion when I moved here! #beachbound Big beach volley ball competition here today. #beach Fresh perspective
#lifeatexpedia
Santa Cruz of all its wealth along coastline has more than boardwalk, surfing and wharf.
It has a dog beach point!
On a sunny dawn my sunny glasses gave a fresh perspective when I was looking at Pumba, my family's German Shepherd prancing along beach.
#freshperspective #santacruz The place where you can't stay straight. Get a bike, ride along the Pacific, and await your fate... California jonesing Santa Cruz, CA Our favorite place to watch the sunset. Love how the color of the sky changes to a bright orange color Unique, rotating flavors like honey lavendar and pumpkin spice make this Santa Cruz ice creamery stand out. Stop by for happy hour!
See more at: http://intentionaltravelers.com/california-road-trip-stops-north-to-south/ This dude seems so chilled out #blue #everydayisavacation #sealions #travel #california #explorer Chilly evening in Santa Cruz Incredible view of Walton Lighthouse! Surfer shot taken from the breakwater. Santa Cruz boardwalk with a view of the Municipal Wharf Catching rays and watching the waves. Natural Bridges State Beach Pacific coast highway, thing to do
Long road, turns a lot but amazing
From Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara (220Miles) Natural Bridges Beach So fun!! Great for family, but make reservations! If you don't, the wait is long. One of 21 Spanish churches on CA mission trail. Worth a stop when in the area. Follow mission bells on El Camino Real trail to see them all. #WeekendGetaway #Architecture. #roadtrip #Green #Colorful #StunningStructures #InStone Harbor beach On the beach of the boardwalk Walk through cave! A fantastic view of the natural rock bridge formations from the scenic viewpoint at Natural Bridges State Park near Santa Cruz. I also walked a very cool trail at the park where thousands of monarch butterflies migrate each year during the fall months. Definitely coming back! So much fun!
#beach Great place to explore! The cave is smaller than I had hoped but it was still pretty interesting to see! Turned out to be a really beautiful day - Santa Cruz #californiadreamin #santacruz #ocean #california #usa #travel #wanderlust Fast Food convenience with #slofood taste and quality within steps from the #SantaCruzBeach I just had the cup of soup with salad combo, just under $6 and it was very good. The salad was locally sourced baby greens with a sesame vinaigrette dressing and toasted sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds. An unexpected plus was the toasted sourdough bread, also made locally. Hot rides and free entertainment beachfront...
This cozy, crafty cafe not only provides a great atmosphere but also serves up specialty drinking chocolates that are top notch. A great place to sip some fine chocolate and appreciate the art in each cup.
See more at: http://intentionaltravelers.com/california-road-trip-stops-north-to-south/ I could be in Santa Carla in 1987! Peaceful. #winterbreak #santacruz #beach #loveforphotography Simple hike just south of Santa Cruz proper. Beautiful views, flora and fauna. Nice to see this view.... #Spring Travel Photo A historic Wharf tradition, Stagnaro Bros. proudly presents the freshest and widest selection of Seafood possible. Come join us at the outer end of the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf and take in the spectacular ocean views with the best fresh fish around. Nice No one words can describe the many different colors splashed all around in Seabright Beach California Santa Cruz with the beach boardwalk in the distance #endlesssummer To walk on a beach with no one around you is something you enjoy than this is the beach for you My school during the spring is so breathtaking. There are redwoods surrounding the school. The best weather is always in the fall and spring for Santa Cruz. It all begins where you consider home. Santa Cruz is my first home. My heart! I took this just as the sun was starting to set #visitsantacruz #santacruz Under the wharf in Santa Cruz you can always find seals!
#santacruz #seals Beautiful shores along the 17 Mile Drive The path going down the the lighthouse is simply gorgeous! Beach Blanket of People in Santa Cruz A seagull coming in to show off! On the Boardwalk! The lighthouse, designed by Mark Mesiti-Miller and constructed by Devcon Construction, Inc., stands 41 ½ feet tall above the level of the west jetty, and 59 ½ feet above the mean low water mark. It weighs 350,000 pounds and is built to withstand a quarter million pounds of wave energy. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is an oceanfront amusement park in Santa Cruz, California. Founded in 1907, it is California's oldest surviving amusement park and one of the few seaside parks on the West Coast of the United States. Natural Bridge Coming here in October left me confused. From where I hail, the boardwalks shut down by October and the air has an almost icy chill. But in California it still felt like summer. Just wild and beautiful The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is a museum which was established in May 1986 to document the history of surfing The wharf at Seabright Beach just got to take a stroll by these beach ate when visiting any beach! Beach volleyball. The Parisian Salad with chicken added is so fantastic, truly one of the best salads I've had. And I eat a lot of salad. The chocolate eclairs are really wonderful too! Outside seating is lovely and you can sit out there with your dog as long as you have her on a leash! Santa Cruz is very dog friendly! Cool place. Made me nauseous. But fun!! :) The tree house by Porter college is really hard to climb but was able to spot this right next to it. Mud sand castle! At the end of West Cliff drive and after a nice long hike you will come across this hidden gym. The natural bridges state beach is a great place to relax and enjoy nature after an invigorating hike.#TakeAHike Just loving sailing! Snack stall. I saw this when I was walking to the boardwalk 41.5 feet tall, 350,000 pounds and able to withstand a quarter million pounds of wave energy: Walton Lighthouse Cool museum in the center of downtown shops and restaurants. See exhibits on history of Santa Cruz and contemporary art. Metered street parking only. #visitsantacruz #santacruz Beautiful Sunset Ever since I watched The Lost Boys I wanted to come here. Another one ticked off the list ✔️ The gorgeous set of stairs to access the water at Santa Cruz Got there at sunset. Great sight! Incredible wild intense water surrounded by some of the highest most gorgeous cliffs!! The wildlife on Seabright Beach is just as curious as I am! The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is an oceanfront amusement park in Santa Cruz, California. Founded in 1907, it is California's oldest surviving amusement park and one of the few seaside parks on the West Coast of the United States. The lighthouse was built in 1967 as a memorial to surfer Mark Abott, who died while surfing at the nearby Pleasure Point surf break Beach time One of many beaches around Santa Cruz California The lone surfer Sunset
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Get an overview of this hotelSanta Cruz hotel in Westside Santa Cruz, near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Smoke-free property
24-hour front desk

Location

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Ocean Street, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away.

Hotel Features

Coffee/tea in a common area, dry cleaning, and a 24-hour front desk are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, free newspapers, a picnic area, and a TV in a common area are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 42 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This Santa Cruz hotel also offers a picnic area, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Quality Inn Santa Cruz is a smoke-free property.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Picnic area 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Total number of rooms - 42 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English

Parking

Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 7 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 25 per night.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 25 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Quality Inn Santa Cruz
  • Quality Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Quality Inn
  • Quality Hotel Santa Cruz

We should mention

Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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