4 day family road trip w our dog Cooper on our way down to LA for the holidays
  1. Monday: first stop = lunch at Assembly
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    Farm to table restaurant in downtown Santa Cruz
  2. Soft serve at Crow's Nest Market
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    At Santa Cruz harbor next to Twin Lakes State Beach
  3. Check into our Airbnb near downtown Pacific Grove
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  4. Play at Asilomar Beach
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  5. Watch the sunset at Asilomar Beach
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  6. Dinner at La Bicyclette in Carmel
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    Mushroom pizza, cute decor, farm to table, relatively good price
  7. Tuesday: Point Lobos hike first thing in the morning
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  8. Drive down Highway 1 to Big Sur
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  9. Lunch at Big Sur Bakery
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  10. Short walk at McWay Falls in Pfieffer Burns State Park
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  11. Elephant seal rookery in San Simeon
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  12. Sunset at beach just north of Morro Bay
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  13. Check into Pismo Lighthouse Suites
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    Dog friendly, ocean views, lots of space, game area
  14. Wednesday: morning hike at Montana De Oro State Park
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    Bluff Trail
  15. Breakfast at Splash Cafe
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    Clam chowder
  16. Walk along the Pismo Beach pier
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  17. Play games at Pismo Lighthouse Suites
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  18. Pit stop in Los Olivos: Stafford's Chocolates
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  19. Gelato at Corner House Coffee in Los Olivos
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  20. Walking around Solvang
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  21. Walk around the Wed afternoon Solvang farmers market
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  22. Check into Kimpton Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara
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    Great location right on State St walking distance to lots of good restaurants and shopping, dog friendly
  23. Dinner at Arigato Sushi
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    Downtown Santa Barbara
  24. Dessert at Santa Barbara Public Market
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    Rory's Artisanal Creamery
  25. Thursday: walk to Renaud's Patisserie
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    Delicious chocolate and almond croissants
  26. Lunch at Lucky Penny: 'Milpas' pizza w chorizo, fingerling potatoes, cilantro, fried egg
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    Great complex of pizza, bakery, brewery and more in the Funk Zone neighborhood of Santa Barbara