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California coast monterey, or Santa Cruz...

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Dinkydoos Fri 09-Jan-15 18:00:43

Hello, have another thread in this topic but thought I would separate this question out!
Currently have a big itinerary, which after SF and yosemite, goes onto 2 nights monterey then a night at madonna inn, then 2 in Santa Barbara before last 2 in LA.
Am now wondering whether to change my 2 nights in monterey for 2 in Santa Cruz... Or one in each.
Am sort of stuck on these locations as tons of holiday inn points to use.
I have been to both monterey and Santa Cruz before but it was 20 years ago so can't remember loads!
I would probably prefer places like Cayucos and morro bay, but that would mean paying for hotels which I wouldn't have to in monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara.
So monterey or Santa Cruz ? Any of you local mumsnetter shave any pointers ( or lovely cheap hotels in Cayucos etc!)

RozTheSchnoz Fri 09-Jan-15 18:40:18

We visited both places on honeymoon 3 years ago. Would definitely stick with Monterey - prettier, nice restaurants and more character - in our opinion! And the aquarium is brilliant! smile

Heels99 Sat 10-Jan-15 08:59:22

Monterey lovely. Morro bay disappointing, large power station, or used to be. Santa Barbara my fave. Stop at Hearst castle on route

Yogamuminahottent Sat 24-Jan-15 19:04:29

Monterey definitely - i remember Santa Cruz being a little too edgy, especially as we were there Spring Break!

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