As crowds of folks, many in costume, converged on Casa de Fruta for the first day of the Northern California Renaissance Faire on Saturday, it got us wondering—what are the best ways to unplug and unwind in San Benito County?
Nants Foley: My go-to spot is Pinnacles National Park. The drive down there is beautiful. The park staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. There are hikes for all levels of fitness. Not so good with hills? Visit the Bacon homestead. Head down stressed, come back soothed. Works every time! It’s a good life.
Ruth Erickson: Getting together for a leisurely lunch or a good movie with friends or attending one of the many events in the county with them.
Keith Snow: I go to the movies, they have good popcorn, bonbons and licorice. They are really kind and give me a cup to put my popcorn in. El Michoacano has good tasting food and there is Baskin-Robbins $1.49 scoops on Tuesdays. There is Starbucks for grabbing coffee with a friend. Tip N Toe Salon have great pedicures and manicures—men have to keep up and have nice feet and hands, too. The San Benito County Fair is coming up so I’m looking forward to that.
Bill Mifsud: Head down Cienega Road and check out some of our great wineries and sip fine wine. Why not try Pinnacles National Park—so much to see and do but bring water and sunblock.
Mike Zendejas: A Harley ride on San Benito back roads.
The Question of the Week was sent in an email and posted on the Hollister Free Lance Facebook page Sunday, September 17. Thank you to all who contributed comments.