Thursday, August 2, 2007

Happy hour, romance and more at Sycamore

Ok, maybe this has been going on for a while, but if so, I just caught on. (Wouldn't be the first time.)

Sycamore Mineral Springs -- a lush retreat on the road to Avila Beach -- is offering nightly specials through its restaurant, the Gardens of Avila.

In the past, I was a fan of the resort's community classes on Sunday evenings, where for $5 you could take an intro class on yoga, pilates, tai chi or whatever else was being offered that week and then take a soak in the Oasis Rock Spa, and have been looking for a replacement excuse to visit since they were discontinued. Now I have five.

Mondays from 5-9, the Gardens is offering beer tasting, with 1/2 price been, appetizer specials and sports on the plasma screen.

Tuesday is regular old happy hour from 4-6, with 1/2 price appetizers, drink specials and resort giveaways.

Romance Wednesday offers a free 60-minute mineral spring hot tub for two with the purchase of two dinner entrees (reservations recommended), a much better option for date night than dinner and a movie.

Fridays is Wine & Jazz, with wine tasting from Tablas Creek and Brazilian jazz from Cello Bossa.

Sunday Supper ($30/$45 with wine) features traditional English roast or salmon, although the regular menu is available as well.

If none of those appeal to you, there are all the regular offerings at the resort -- lodging packages, spa services, private mineral springs tub rentals, yoga and other wellness classes, guided hikes and more.

What's your favorite retreat along the Central Coast? Share your thoughts here.

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