The latest in outdoor dining comes from the Santa Cruz Dream Inn, a hip, stylish California-cool property which sits on Cowell Beach adjacent to the Santa Cruz Wharf. Not only does this beachfront hotel offer 165 guest rooms each with an ocean view, it also has expanded to outdoor dining. An extension of the Jack O’Neill Restaurant and Lounge, named after late wetsuit pioneer and local resident Jack O’Neill, Jack’s Patio offers outside dining with nightly specials and live music. Breakfast, happy hour, and dinner options include creative dishes using fresh-caught seafood which meets the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch sustainability standards, cage-free eggs from the Glaum Egg Ranch, and seasonal produce sourced from a number of area farmers. Additionally, Jack’s Curbside To-Go menu items include “Dream Inn” of Brunch on the Beach featuring lox and bagels with all the accompaniments, house baked cinnamon roll, harvest vegetable or ham and swiss quiche, fresh berries and artisanal cheese – perfect for a morning picnic right on the sand! Happy Hour menu boasts signature Tiki Cocktail Kits so you can have an island getaway from the comfort of your home.