Travel Blogs from Santa Cruz
... mann!". His truck wasn't starting either, and he had the breakdown service on the way, which was handy! After this kid saying conspiracy theories about how someone has gone round and done this to our cars, and trying to work out why they did it, the mechanic showed up. Unable to sort out the Americans truck he turned his attention to us, but he tested the battery and it was fine. With this turning the kid next to us even ...
... home because it was on his way. What supposed to be a 20 minute drive back to the house turned into 45 because we got lost or "turned around" somehow. I'm definitely not complaining though. Bob and his family are the kind of people who literally take anyone and everyone in no matter what they look like and really are like the church and with me loving to talk to people, we made the most of it and all 3 of us, strangers and friends had a ...
... I got up early & caught the bus out to an area called Pogonip, it is a big hiking area through the redwood forest with mountain lions & a million birds. It was so peaceful there, the air felt so fresh & calming, the hike was moderate not too bad at all & I took a detour to see the old lime kilns. They were still used until very recently & used to be a main income for the area. It was great to see that they had preserved them & had ...
... even more incredible. We wound up and down the sides of woodland mountains right on the edge of the coast, with stunning views on every single turn. It is a seriously beautiful stretch of coastline and for sure the most scenic drive I think I have done. Bellies rumbling we pulled into an Inn which served some pretty tasty grub. We enquired into a room... at $170 a night it was a little out of our price range!
So back in the car we ...
... etc., and at the end is the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was busy but we managed to look around and see everything. There's an amazing jellyfish display here.
Monterey is a really nice town, very clean and tidy and has a feeling of Amity Island about it, without the killer sharks, but who knows?
When we got back to the hotel I realised how sneaky that sea breeze had been. My arms and the backs of my legs were glowing red. ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Riverside Inn Santa Cruz
Other places to stay in Santa Cruz
175 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz | 3 star hotelfrom $244
- Beautiful location
- A view worth every penny.
- The view is worth it
6001 La Madrona Dr., Santa Cruz | 3 star hotelfrom $166
- Great Service
- Only Average
- Convenient for the San Jose Airport
600 Riverside Drive, Santa Cruz | 1 star hotelfrom $86
1410 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz | 2 star hotelfrom $149
414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz | 2 star hotelfrom $92
- Home away from home
- Very Bad Area, Bad Hotel, Horrible Service!
- Ok room
110 Plymouth Street, Santa Cruz | 1 star hotelfrom $87
301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz | 2 star hotelfrom $125
- One to avoid
- Not well tended
- Used to a great place to stay, property now seems neglected
555 Highway 17, Santa Cruz | 2 star hotelfrom $86
- Horrible motel
- Overpriced Motel 6!
- Three strikes! You're out!!!
500 Ocean St, Santa Cruz | 2 star hotelfrom $135
1505 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz | Hotelfrom $143
- Comfy Place to Stay
- Clean, good service
- Great place, but overpriced for our stay
516 Water Street, Santa Cruz | 1 star hotelfrom $96
1101 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz | 2 star hotelfrom $90
337 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz | Hotelfrom $71
314 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz | 1 star hotelfrom $110
330 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz | 2 star hotelfrom $108
301 Beach St, Santa Cruz | 2 star hotelfrom $100
510 Liebrandt Avenue, Santa Cruz | 1 star hotelfrom $75
505 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz | Hotelfrom $73
111 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz | 1 star hotelfrom $79
522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz | Hotelfrom $49
176 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz | Hotelfrom $136
- Great Experance
- What a GREAT FIND
- Need customer relations improvment
201 W Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz | Hotelfrom $177
- Weekend in santa cruz
- My favorite place to stay in Santa Cruz
- Ok, but not great
645 Seventh Avenue, Santa Cruz | Hotelfrom $110
174 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz | 3 star hotelfrom $222