Just to be sure, I'm trying to post this to the Santa Cruz, California forum.
I'm on the fence about bringing my dog on a last minute, overnight getaway. I am traveling solo and would love her company! I already checked my inn and they allow dogs. I heard/read that the town is dog-friendly but...she is a senior and can no longer go on walks more than a half mile. So where will she be allowed where we can just hang out (I will be bringing a book)? A restaurant or cafe with outdoor seating will be lovely if they permit guests to stay a couple of hours. I am aware she is not permitted at/on the Boardwalk. I visited once, a few years ago in July, and we took her to the beach by the lighthouse museum. But it was cold and windy, so I can't imagine it will be comfortable for hanging out.