Rio Sands Hotel

Address: 116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, California, 95003, United States | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located on 116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, is near Santa Cruz Wharf, Capitola City Beach, New Brighton State Beach, and Forest of Nisene Marks State Park.
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      Night 23: Monterey Bay

      A travel blog entry by splencner on Jul 15, 2014

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      ... campgrounds. It looked bleak. The next one was thirty miles south and was likely booked since all Cali state parks are booked by hopeful city people ago make reservations weeks in advance. Even if they don't show up (which happens often) and leave empty sites, we can't camp there. I noticed a hard-to-find city park high above Monterey allowed camping so we drove up the mountain and found plenty of openings . It seemed a pleasant place. So that's where we ...

      Good friends make for fun times

      A travel blog entry by cmoreforlife on Oct 21, 2013

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      ... introduced ourselves. Eli was just as pleasant as I would've hoped for for a table buddy. He even got down on his hands and knees and offered to find a plug under the seat for me. The guests around me chuckled below the level in which he could hear apparently because he didn't look up. What a cute old man. He bonked his head on the table as he got up and I didn't know how to help so I just thanked him profusely. I worked for a short time and ...

      Monterey Bay Aquarium

      A travel blog entry by rrsjcs on Jul 22, 2013

      5 photos

      ... and leopard - but only small), a turtle, some tuna and some mahi and - initially off screen- about 20,000 (yes, really) sardines. Some krill was put in, and nothing much happened for a while as this was too small for the larger fish to get excited. All of a sudden the sardines rose up as one from the bottom like a tornado in reverse, swirling around madly to disorientate any predators. It worked at treat... for ...

      Play Misty for Me & Make My Day!

      A travel blog entry by rmhtraveller on Oct 25, 2012

      10 photos

      ... nearby from Pacific Grove. The 17 Mile Drive is a semi-private road, for which non-residents must pay a toll of $9.75. The peninsula includes a number of estates of palatial mansions, which were interesting to look at as we passed by. We made a number of stops along the way, as there are lots of scenic view points, which allow you to stop for photos. The coastline is particularly beautiful – very rocky and rugged, and ...

      The 101

      A travel blog entry by markturner on May 10, 2012

      7 photos

      Today was the last morning in LA and we were on a tight schedule to get to Steve and Paul’s house somewhere in Carmel. We had several places we needed to be and there was only limited time to do it all. Our initial take off was slightly slower than we would have liked and the traffic out of LA was less than ideal but we powered on never the less. We were going to return to the famous Hollywood sign for some photos as I may have made a ...