Every week, my husband and I love jogging past the beaches, cliffs and recreation trail overlooking Monterey Bay. But it’s also fun to run in other cities and discover what makes them so unique.
While on vacation recently in Santa Barbara, my husband and I ran every morning along the bike path that follows East Cabrillo Boulevard and the city’s sandy beaches.
We would start our run near East Beach Grill, a restaurant located at 1118 East Cabrillo Boulevard, and run west for 20 minutes. Then, we would head back to where we started. Along the way, we caught glimpses of things that we don’t see often in Monterey, if at all.
For example, we saw towering palm trees...
and a vehicle that clearly belonged to someone who loved to collect things:
We noticed a skate park, where kids no taller than my waist were learning how to skateboard. (I am about 5 feet, 7 inches tall.) And we watched young kids learn what it takes to be a lifeguard.
My favorite part of the run, of course, was when we finished it. After all, that's when we got to reward ourselves with breakfast and a panoramic view of the ocean while sitting outdoors at East Beach Grill.
I think Bella, who was stuck in the jogging stroller during our daily jogs, loved the opportunity to escape the stroller and hang out at a play structure that was located next to the restaurant.
Do you like to run while on vacation?