Welcome to The Hitching Post Motel located in the heart of Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz diversity is perhaps most evident in its neighborhoods. The City's From Beach Boardwalk, Capitola Beach,Harbor And Mystery Spot, restaurants, shops, theaters, art galleries, museums and, above all, its people hold the key to unique visitor experiences.
The City of Santa Cruz, California, is situated on the northern part of Monterey Bay about 74 miles south of San Francisco and 30 miles from San Jose. Santa Cruz is the county seat for the County of Santa Cruz.The City has of an area of 12 square miles and an estimated population of 55,085 (1/1/02 California State Department of Finance). The University of California, Santa Cruz campus was opened in 1965 and has a population of 10,117 (1996).
The major industries include agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, food processing, and high tech firms. About 10% of the land area of the County is devoted to State Parks, several of which are within or adjacent to the City limits. The climate is mild. The average high temperature is 69 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low temperature is 44 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainfall averages 32 inches per year.
This Santa Cruz, California hotel features a seasonal outdoor heated pool and free Wi-Fi. It is 5.3-miles from the University of California Santa Cruz and guest rooms provide TV.
The rooms at The Hitching Post Motel offer free local telephone calls. They are furnished with coffee facilities, a microwave and a refrigerator while select rooms provide a kitchenette.
Natural Bridges State Beach is 4.4-miles from the Motel Hitching Post. The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History is 1.7-miles away.
University Colleges : UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.Graduate Admissions
Shopping : The small, beach-side downtown shops and stores are all within a few square blocks with most no more than a peak around the corner from the Pacific Ocean with its sand beach views. This Santa Cruz County treasure offers clean streets, friendly folks and a sunny days most of the year. While parking can be a bit challenging, once you find a spot you are only a few blocks from your favorite restaurants, stores, shops, boutiques and even wine tasting bars.
Hospitals : Since 1941, Dominican Hospital has provided compassionate, quality health care to the Santa Cruz community. While our technology and medical expertise remain on the forefront of innovation, our role as a caring, dedicated neighbor remains the same. We will always be there when you need us most.
Golf Courses : All courses are open year round, weather permitting. Most play is from sunrise to sunset. Green fees vary with course and time of year. All locations have a clubhouse. Carts (except Valley Gardens), lessons, and equipment rental are available at all courses. Dress codes vary and may be confirmed when reserving tee times. For other central coast golf courses visit: www.ncga.org .
Dining : Ocean-fresh seafood, an emphasis on natural ingredients, casual atmosphere and an eclectic mix of exotic cuisines characterize Santa Cruz's culinary culture. Vegetarian-friendly and vegetarian restaurants are well represented, but there are enough steak houses to toss a little red meat into the mix. SantaCruz.com's Santa Cruz area dining guide is anchored by dining reviews from the Santa Cruz Weekly newspaper.
Activities : From our Santa Cruz Coastal Cruise for the whole family to our Best of the Redwoods for experienced mountain riders, we have a ride for you. Join other riders from all over for one of our fun-filled public bike tours. Check out our schedule of upcoming rides! Rides through the redwoods for the whole family or experienced mountain riders including a three ride/three night mountain bike super sampling.
September 9, 2014
100 - 500
2.2 and up
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