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The hotels below are listed in order of their distance from UCSC – UC Santa Cruz.

The University of California is located 2 miles from campus in the upper westside of Santa Cruz. The closest hotels are located southeast of the campus.

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Address: 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
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  • 1.8 miles Hotel Solares Santa Cruz

    600 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    1.8 miles

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    Hotel Solares Santa Cruz

    Check In1600
    Check Out1100

    Rated Average
    • Midscale, smoke-free, downtown motel
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool
    • Free continental breakfast
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  3.0 of 5 stars
    Based on 763 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 1.9 miles Hampton Inn Santa Cruz

    1505 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    1.9 miles

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    Hampton Inn Santa Cruz

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated High
    • Upper-midscale, smoke-free hotel near UC Santa Cruz
    • Heated indoor swimming pool
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.0 of 5 stars
    Based on 820 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 1.9 miles Best Western Inn Santa Cruz

    126 Plymouth Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    1.9 miles

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    Best Western Inn Santa Cruz

    Check In1500
    Check Out2200

    Rated Average
    • Midscale, smoke-free motel near UC Santa Cruz
    • No swimming pool
    • Exercise room
    • Free continental breakfast
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Aug 2017
    Note: You must be 18 or older to reserve a room at this hotel.
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  3.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 254 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 1.9 miles Comfort Inn Santa Cruz

    110 Plymouth Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    1.9 miles

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    Comfort Inn Santa Cruz

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Average
    • Midscale, smoke-free motel near UC Santa Cruz
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Feb 2019
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  3.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 307 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 2.0 miles Holiday Inn Express East Santa Cruz

    1410 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    2.0 miles

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    Holiday Inn Express East Santa Cruz

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Average
    • Midscale, smoke-free hotel near UC Santa Cruz
    • 2 miles from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.0 of 5 stars
    Based on 567 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 2.0 miles Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz

    2956 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    2.0 miles

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    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Cruz

    Check In1500
    Check Out1200

    Rated High
    • Upper-midscale, smoke-free hotel near UC Santa Cruz
    • Outdoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free continental breakfast
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jun 2016
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.0 of 5 stars
    Based on 125 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 2.0 miles Inn at Pasatiempo Santa Cruz

    555 Highway 17, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    2.0 miles

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    Inn at Pasatiempo Santa Cruz

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Average
    • Upper-midscale, smoke-free motel
    • 2 miles north of downtown
    • Single-story, 54 rooms
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • Free continental breakfast
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jun 2018
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  3.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 604 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 2.2 miles Ramada Limited Hotel Santa Cruz

    516 Water Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    2.2 miles

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    Ramada Limited Hotel Santa Cruz

    Check In1500
    Check Out1100

    Rated Low – Not Recommended
    • Midscale, smoke-free motel near UC Santa Cruz
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool
    • Free continental breakfast
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Aug 2016
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  2.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 448 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 2.2 miles Hotel Paradox Santa Cruz

    611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    2.2 miles

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    Hotel Paradox Santa Cruz

    Check In1600
    Check Out1200

    Rated High
    • Upper-upscale, smoke-free, full-service hotel
    • Near UC Santa Cruz
    • An Autograph Collection hotel
    • Free shuttle to attractions within 3-mile radius
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free WiFi
    • Parking costs $10 per night
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.0 of 5 stars
    Based on 787 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 2.4 miles Best Western Plus All Suite Inn Santa Cruz

    500 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    2.4 miles

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    Best Western Plus All Suite Inn Santa Cruz

    Check In1600
    Check Out1100

    Rated Average
    • Upper-midscale, smoke-free, all-suite hotel
    • Located on Ocean Street
    • No swimming pool
    • Exercise room
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  3.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 854 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 2.4 miles Hyatt Place Hotel Santa Cruz

    407 Braodway Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    2.4 miles

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    Hyatt Place Hotel Santa Cruz

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Very High
    • Upscale, smoke-free hotel near Ocean Street
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool - 24-hour exercise room
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Valet parking only - $13 per night
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 391 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 2.4 miles Continental Inn Santa Cruz

    414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    2.4 miles

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    Continental Inn Santa Cruz

    Check In1500
    Check Out1100

    Rated High
    • Midscale, smoke-free motel on Ocean Street
    • 1 mile north of Santa Cruz boardwalk
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool open in summer
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.0 of 5 stars
    Based on 277 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 2.5 miles Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz

    130 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    2.5 miles

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    Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz

    Check In1500
    Check Out1100

    Rated Average
    • Cheap, smoke-free motel 1 block from the beach
    • Near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • No swimming pool
    • Free continental breakfast
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  3.0 of 5 stars
    Based on 341 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 2.6 miles Dream Inn Santa Cruz

    175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    2.6 miles

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    Dream Inn Santa Cruz

    Check In16 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Very High
    • Upscale, smoke-free, full-service, beachfront hotel
    • Near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool
    • Free WiFi
    • Parking costs $25 per night
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016
    Note: You must be 21 or older to reserve a room at this hotel.
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 3070 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 2.6 miles Beach Street Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

    125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    2.6 miles

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    Beach Street Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Very High
    • Midscale, smoke-free motel near beach
    • Also near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • Free WiFi
    • Parking costs $15 per night
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Aug 2017
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 853 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 2.7 miles Super 8 Hotel Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz

    338 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    2.7 miles

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    Super 8 Hotel Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz

    Check In1400
    Check Out1100

    Rated High
    • Cheap, smoke-free motel
    • Near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • Outdoor swimming pool open in summer
    • Free continental breakfast
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Sep 2016
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.0 of 5 stars
    Based on 604 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 2.7 miles Comfort Inn Boardwalk Santa Cruz

    314 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    2.7 miles

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    Comfort Inn Boardwalk Santa Cruz

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Average
    • Midscale, smoke-free motel
    • Near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jul 2016
    Note: You must be 21 or older to reserve a room at this hotel.
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.0 of 5 stars
    Based on 442 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 3.7 miles Hilton Hotel Scotts Valley

    6001 La Madrona Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
    3.7 miles

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    Hilton Hotel Scotts Valley

    Check In16 00
    Check Out12 00

    Rated High
    • Upscale, smoke-free, full-service hotel
    • Near Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
    • Short drive from the beach
    • 5 miles from Santa Cruz
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.0 of 5 stars
    Based on 808 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 4.0 miles Chaminade Resort & Spa Santa Cruz

    1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz, CA 95065
    4.0 miles

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    Chaminade Resort & Spa Santa Cruz

    Check In16 00
    Check Out12 00

    Rated High
    • Upscale, smoke-free, full-service hotel
    • One-half mile north of Cabrillo Hwy
    • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Full-service spa
    • Free continental breakfast
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    Note: This hotel charges a resort fee of $37 per night - includes parking and WiFi.
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.0 of 5 stars
    Based on 911 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 5 miles Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Scotts Valley

    5030 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
    5 miles

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    Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Scotts Valley

    Check In1500
    Check Out1200

    Rated Average
    • Upscale, smoke-free hotel
    • 5 miles from Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
    • No swimming pool
    • 24-hour exercise room
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jan 2018
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  3.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 50 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 5 miles Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites

    1435 41st Avenue, Capitola, CA 95010
    5 miles

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    Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites

    Check In1500
    Check Out1200

    Rated Very High
    • Upper-midscale, smoke-free hotel near downtown
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool open in summer
    • Exercise room
    • Free continental breakfast
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Apr 2016
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 843 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 5 miles Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Capitola

    1255 41st Avenue, Capitola, CA 95010
    5 miles

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    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Capitola

    Check In1500
    Check Out1200

    Rated Very High
    • Upper-midscale, smoke-free hotel near Capitola Mall
    • Outdoor swimming pool open in summer - exercise room
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Sep 2015
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 430 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 6 miles Quality Inn Capitola

    720 Hill Street, Capitola, CA 95010
    6 miles

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    Quality Inn Capitola

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Average
    • Midscale, smoke-free, downtown hotel
    • Outdoor swimming pool open in summer
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Apr 2016
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  3.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 142 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 6 miles Best Western Plus Inn Scotts Valley

    6020 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
    6 miles

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    Best Western Plus Inn Scotts Valley

    Check In1500
    Check Out1100

    Rated High
    • Upper-midscale, smoke-free, highway motel
    • 8 miles from Santa Cruz
    • Outdoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking - truck parking
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.0 of 5 stars
    Based on 457 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 8 miles Best Western Seacliff Inn Aptos

    7500 Old Dominion Court, CA 1, Exit 435, Aptos, CA 95003
    8 miles

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    Best Western Seacliff Inn Aptos

    Check In1600
    Check Out1100

    Rated High
    • Midscale, smoke-free, full-service hotel near Cabrillo College
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Apr 2015
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.0 of 5 stars
    Based on 1019 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 10 miles Seascape Resort Aptos

    One Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
    10 miles

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    Seascape Resort Aptos

    Check In16 00
    Check Out11 30

    Rated High
    • Upscale, smoke-free, full service, all-suite, bay view resort
    • 2-bedroom villas
    • 3 heated outdoor swimming pools - fitness center
    • Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jan 2018
    Note: This hotel charges a resort fee of $25 per night - includes WiFi.
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.0 of 5 stars
    Based on 564 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 16 miles Comfort Inn Watsonville

    112 Airport Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95076
    16 miles

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    Comfort Inn Watsonville

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Average
    • Midscale, smoke-free, airport hotel
    • Less than 1 mile from Watsonville Airport
    • 7 miles from Sunset State Beach
    • No shuttle to Watsonville Airport
    • No swimming pool
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Park and fly not allowed
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  3.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 98 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 16 miles Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Watsonville

    1855 Main Street, Watsonville, CA 95077
    16 miles

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    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Watsonville

    Check In16 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated High
    • Midscale, smoke-free hotel near downtown
    • 5.5 miles from Sunset State Beach
    • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Feb 2016
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.0 of 5 stars
    Based on 193 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 16 miles Toll House Hotel Los Gatos

    140 South Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030
    16 miles

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    Toll House Hotel Los Gatos

    Check In1500
    Check Out1200

    Rated Very High
    • Upper-midscale, smoke-free hotel
    • At the base of Santa Cruz Mountains
    • 1 block from downtown Los Gatos
    • 12 miles from downtown San Jose
    • No swimming pool
    • Exercise room
    • Full-service spa
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
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    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 1485 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

  • 17 miles Hotel Los Gatos

    210 East Main Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030
    17 miles

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    Hotel Los Gatos

    Check In15 00
    Check Out12 00

    Rated Very High
    • Upscale, smoke-free hotel near downtown Los Gatos
    • 12 miles from San Jose
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    Not pet friendly - no pets allowed - Mar 2015
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:  4.5 of 5 stars
    Based on 806 reviews  Read Recent Reviews

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Hotels near Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium   1.9 miles SE
Hotels near Veterans Memorial Building   2.0 miles SE
Hotels near Pasatiempo Golf Club   2.0 miles NE
Hotels near The Catalyst   2.2 miles SE
Hotels near Kaiser Permanente Arena   2.4 miles SE
Hotels near Ocean Street   2.4 miles SE
Hotels near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk   2.8 miles SE
Hotels near Dominican Hospital Santa Cruz   4.1 miles east
Hotels near Moe's Alley   4.1 miles east
Hotels near 41st Avenue Capitola   5 miles east
Hotels near Shadowbrook Restaurant   6 miles east
Hotels near Capitola Beach   6 miles east
Hotels near Seacliff State Beach   8 miles east
Hotels near Big Basin Redwoods State Park   16 miles NW
Hotels near Mountain Winery   18 miles north

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