Berkeley and Beyond
SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINSLos GatosTucked in the lush, green Santa Cruz Mountains, this small upscale community is centered at Santa Cruz Avenue and Main Street, with many boutiques and restaurants lining each. It also claims to have 330 days of sunshine each year. Originally a logging town, its name is Spanish for “the cats,” in reference to the mountain lions that once roamed the hills in large numbers. Attractions History Museum at Forbes Gallery Los Gatos Museums Gallery Sierra Toy Soldier Co. Restaurants Andale Mexican Restaurant Dio Deka Fleur de Cocoa We Olive & Wine Bar Hotels Hotel Los GatosSaratogaSaratoga is a smaller, quieter, and even more picturesque town than Los Gatos. It was originally founded as a logging town. Hakone Gardens Cooper-Garrod Estates Vineyards winery Hakone Gardens The Mountain Winery
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