a VirtualTourist member from Canada
We will be arriving in Santa Cruz for the first time in April. Can anyone recommend a hotel. I do not know of any attractions etc. to be close to, except the boardwalk, is that worth seeing? What is Mystery Spot? Thanks for your help.
Santa Cruz has plenty of motels, and a few hotels. It just depends on what you want. The regular chains, Best Western etc., are a safe, in uninspiring, option. Several motels are located on Ocean St., which is a blah area. The Santa Cruz Coast, formerly the Dream Inn, is right by the main beach.
The Mystery Spot is a tourist trap of interest to some. I was there once over 15 years ago. Depending on your interests, you might have more fun exploring the beaches, forests and shops downtown.