There is something I’ve always meant to do as a weekend relaxing activity. Spend an entire day at the Kiva retreat house in Santa Cruz. So, this weekend I packed a small bag, drove south, and did just that. Between the all-you-can-drink relaxing tea, all the wonderful people who came in and out during the day to meet, the huge sauna, and the garden .. I think I’ve found the most relaxation in a day $20 can buy!
Once paid, the entry fee lets you in all day so you can pop out and walk in Santa Cruz, then return. I reccomend this, since after a few hours of tubbing and laying out hunger becomes the next priority. Bring your own towel, or rent one for $2. Me? I went for the bring-a-towel option.