A couple weekends back we sought out warmer temps in Santa Cruz. We made our first stop at Henry Cowell Redwoods park for a short hike (one of the few parks in the area with dog friendly trails).
Afterwards we drove west for some relaxation in the sand at Twin Lakes State Beach. From my research I learned it tends to be warmer than some of the other beaches in the area due to the close vicinity of a lagoon.
We wrapped up our visit at Johnny's Harborside seated at a corner table overlooking the harbor. The view was nice, service was great, and the seafood was delicious.
The day definitely left everyone happily worn out...