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Santa Cruz Wharf

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Address: Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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The best part are the sea lions!

There are quite a few eating establishments here and a few shops. But the best part is watching the sea lions (or perhaps they were seals...I don't know!) lying on the crossbeams... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Farmington, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Very nice walk w/plenty of restaurants. Fun place but filthy bathrooms. Usable but you may want to use a restaurant. This is an issue that is ignored but for a tourist destination they better pay more attention. I won't go back!

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Farmington, New Mexico, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

There are quite a few eating establishments here and a few shops. But the best part is watching the sea lions (or perhaps they were seals...I don't know!) lying on the crossbeams of the wharf. There must have been a hundred of them, and many active ones swimming and leaping up to nap. Very entertaining!

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Fairfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We had dinner 2 nights in a row, one night and one day. We walked the entire wharf and checked out the restaurants and had fun watching the sea lions!! It was fun and one must do it when in Santa Cruz but I would hope that the city "clean it up" a bit!

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Lexington, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

candy shop and food! mmm Typical resort pricing on souvenirs...but the eats were amazing. Really good coffee too.

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Pollock Pines, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great food all day. Casual, family, or fine dining. The seafood is the best. Great view and sea life.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

With some good choices of food and souvenir shops, a nice ride and if possible, have lunch in one of the restaurants and sit by the window and have lunch overlooking Steamer Lane! Worth the ride!

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The sea lions are the best part of this wharf. So glad we got to see them! Other than that, bunch of restaurants and a couple stores.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fun times, great weather, but wished the bums and crazies stayed away. Otherwise, it's a beautiful place to visit.

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Turlock, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The only neat thing about the wharf in my option is the sea lions. There are a lot of local singers playing their guitars and singing if that is your thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Theres a beach theres a boardwalk, but its in NOCAL so its simply great, great vibe great views, just go.

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