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Mystery Spot

Traveling to the Monterey area of California and looking to explore an unusual attraction? To satisfy your need for the curious and unexplainable, visit the Mystery Spot, located just outside Santa Cruz. In the beautiful redwood forests of California, the Mystery Spot has amazed visitors since 1939. After surveyors found the spot, the attraction was opened in 1940 as a weird and unusual place that defies the laws of physics and gravity. Visitors return time and time again to try and figure out what exactly is going on.

Hotels near the Mystery Spot in Monterey, CA, provide you with comfortable lodgings as you explore the area. One option for your stay is the Best Western Inn. Offering a smoke-free environment, the hotel is well-equipped for business or leisure travelers. Reserve a one or two bed guest room with coffeemaker, microwave and refrigerator for your dining convenience. The property features a complimentary breakfast each morning as well as hot tub and fitness center.

For a more luxurious stay, choose the Inn at Pasatiempo. This hotel is located in the beautiful redwood forests and is right next door to the Pasatiempo Golf Club. Enjoy a game of golf whenever you like or just admire the views of the lush course. Wi-Fi is offered complimentary to your stay with the Back Nine Grill and Bar serving up lunch and dinner meals. Every guest room includes a refrigerator and coffeemaker with the option to upgrade to a fireplace suite.

Things to Do

Once you enter the Mystery Spot, you are in for a mind-bending treat. Walk along the hiking trail and take the 45-minute guided tour to see just how gravity is defied and the laws of physics are questioned. You will not believe how perspective and height can change how you think. Every visitor has their own idea as to how the Mystery Spot came to be. Some feel it is aliens while others think it is an environmental anomaly. No one actually knows why this area of the world is so different gravitationally but it sure does make for an interesting visit!

The Mystery Spot is also home to a gift store where you can purchase drinks and snacks. During the weekends and holidays, the Canteen is opened up and includes menu items for lunch and dinner. The gift shop also sells memorabilia so you can remember your trip to this unusual location.

Getting Around

Because traffic is always busy in Santa Cruz, you will want to leave early in your rental car or personal vehicle. Parking has a small fee and you will then head out on foot. The hiking trail does not allow for strollers. However, if you or a friend/family member are wheelchair bound, you can access the trail. Two people may be needed for pushing the chair as the hills are steep.

Additional Info

Hotels near the Mystery Spot in Monterey, CA, are perfect for visiting this unique attraction, but also other areas of the city. Spend time at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk or the Monterey Bay Aquarium during your travels.