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Santa Cruz Blues Festival - Aptos Village Park

Trolley & Bay Cruise San Francisco 45 min bay cruise and hour trolley tour from $35 
Aquarium of the Pacific - Meet more than 12,500 animals as you discover nearly 500 species that fill 19 major habitats and 32 focus exhibits, at one of the largest aquariums in the United States.
Monterey Whale Watching - Pods of Orcas, dolphins, sea otters, sea lions and an array of fish and birds at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.  See it all from the 75-foot Magnum Force Vessel, the largest and most comfortable boat operating in Monterey.
SW Museum of the American Indian is the oldest museum in L.A. and includes the 1914 Mission Revival museum, the Braun Research Library, and the Casa de Adobe.  $7.50


Few locations on the planet offer the diverse cultural, historic and scenic features of the California coast.  A fun day at an amusement or water park attractions one day, can be followed by a visit to Father Serra's missions or the opulent Hearst Castle the next.  One of the world's best aquariums can be found in Monterey, while Redwood National Park has been declared one of the world's top ten great places by National Geographic. 


The rugged coastline of Oregon has been a bountiful resource for the inhabitants of the area long before Lewis & Clark ended their expedition at the beaches of Seaside.  Only since the McCullough bridges were built in the thirties has this coast line had contiguous travel which resulted in a cultural legacy largely in tact.   Century old lighthouses remain from those days, as well as a host of museums reflecting the native and fishing cultures. The permanent protection of state beaches in and marine life as seen in the Newport Aquarium, Sea Lion Caves and other coastal attractions.


Designated a World Heritage Site in 1981, Olympic National Park features stunning natural areas from the 60 miles of wild Pacific coast to the 8,000 foot glacier-capped peaks to the largest old-growth and temperate rain forest in the northwest.  Vacationers flock to the 6 miles of beach at Ocean Shores, to the fields of Sequim, the lavender capital of the world, and to savor the oysters of Willapa Bay, once the delicacies of the great hotels of San Francisco.  Museums depicting the historic heritage of the Makah and the fishing and timber pioneers, in addition to unique attractions such as the World Kite Museum in Long Beach, make this section of Hwy 101 a vacation to remember.








Santa Barbara California beach resorts

Harbor View Inn - 4 Diamond  oceanfront resort in Santa Barbara with full amenities and impeccable service, near the Mission and area attractions.

Looking Glass Inn - Spacious rooms and suites with ocean and bay views, choice of jacuzzi tubs, gas fireplaces and kitchens. Beach access and complimentary continental breakfast

Palace Hotel - Beautifully Restored Victorian in Historic Port Townsend, One Block to Ferry Dock and Convenient to Arts and Antique Galleries.

Boat Smith
Burlingame CA
Boat crafting and repair, power and sail, fiberglass and wood, from 16' to 160'.

Mystic Woods
 Florence OR

Chainsaw carver for more than a decade who excels at blending the fine qualities of wood with his unique artistic expression.

San Francisco CA


SeaBear Smokehouse
Anacortes WA
Smoked Salmon TrioFresh never frozen wild salmon and delicious Pacific Northwest seafood make a distinctive Christmas surprise.

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