1. Hang Ten: Jack O’Neill Lounge
Step into liquid refreshment at this newly re-christened lounge that pays tribute to Santa Cruz surf legend Jack O'Neill whose original shop once stood on this site. Pair Jack’s favorite drink — a Ketel One Martini — with habanero pickled eggs and pulled pork sliders as you gaze out over surfers and boardwalk day-trippers. Just go easy on the guy scarfing a deep-fried Twinkie.
Dream Inn Hotel, 175 West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz (831-460-5012).