Vicky Sonley's goal
Santa Cruz, California
Anyone who remembers 1987’s camp vampire classic Lost Boys will recognize this location, where the Giant Dipper roller coaster at the Beach Boardwalk amusement park was used to great scenic effect. In real life, Santa Cruz has plenty of other attractions: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, surfers at Pleasure Point, and cavorting seals at Natural Bridges State Beach.
Stay: At the waterfront Casablanca Inn, 32 of the 33 rooms have ocean views (and a handful have fireplaces, for when the nights get chilly). The restaurant, open for dinner only, looks out on the vast expanse of the Pacific. Doubles from $175.
Eat: Center Street Grill is the place for salads, pastas, made-from-scratch hollandaise sauce, ahi tuna, and freshly squeezed lemonade and orange juice on the outdoor patio. Dinner for two $52.
|Date goal set:
||16th Jul 2009
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