We recently took a day trip to the quaint beach town of Capitola, which is located just a few minutes east of Santa Cruz. On this particular weekend there was a classic car show that I was really into as I'm a fan of cool looking cars.
We also perused the city a bit by stopping in the local stores (frosted cupcake taffy, anyone? I don't really like taffy, but it was so cute) and taking some photos at the colorful houses at Capitola Village. With all the walking around, I'm glad I was wearing flats. These bright orange flats would have fit in perfectly against these beachfront rentals!
After Capitola, we headed over to Santa Cruz to take in the beach boardwalk. We played a few arcade games, in which the hubs won a small prize that the dogs thoroughly enjoyed as a new play toy. We're not really roller coaster people, but it was nice to play some of the games and marvel at the crazy boardwalk food -- from fried Oreos to turkey legs and ice cream cone.
We skipped the carnival food to save space for dinner at West End Tap & Kitchen. The restaurant is located next to a few wine tasting shops in a really nice industrial area. Guess who got the mac-n-cheese? We watched the Golden State Warriors game there and then headed back home. All in all, it was a pretty fun and relaxing weekend.