TripAdvisor Reviews Riverside Inn Santa Cruz
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... took boards onto the water and is also the home of Jack O`Neill, now well known everywhere for the clothing range associated with surfing. We park in a supermarket car park and find an information stand. A very nice, enthusiastic girl working there provides us with maps and lots of information. It looks and sounds like a great place, shame we are only here for one night. Across the road is a local farmers market selling great fresh fruit and other ...
... on one of the bluffs and walked the wharf in Santa Cruz. I just felt worn out by the wind.
We have also discovered that California has a LOT of rules and laws.....honestly to the point of being ridiculous. When you cross the state line out of Oregon, there were NINE signs spouting state law and rules. As you travel through the state, the government doesn't become any less heavy handed. After a while, it seems oppressive to ...
... enough time tonight for a good sunset so we got the car and drove round to a beach on the West Coast where we perched on the sand and watched as the sun went down into the ocean. It was as beautiful as ever and never gets boring to watch. This has been our first awesome ocean sunset in America and hopefully will not be the last.
Today was a bit overcast and definitely not beach worthy so we headed for Downtown Santa Cruz. We walked along the beach road and the whole boardwalk ...
... is called their crown jewel of their parks. It was donated lock stock and barrel to them by the Hearst family. Stunning, massive, opulent, grand are just some of the descriptors available and a great way to while away the hours.
A short drive up the coast to Piedras Blancas and we saw a large colony of elephant seals, just lounging on the beach as you do when you are up to 5 metres long and weigh over a ton. Fascinating to see hundreds of them ...
... italian and spanish buildings. choir stalls lined the dining room and sitting room. The walls covered with tapestries from the French court. The gardens were immaculate with Roman statues & sarcophagi and 3,000 year old Egyptian statues scattered through the gardens,
Unfortunately the outdoor Neptune pool had developed a leak and didn't have its sparkling blue against the white marble temple & statues. I liked the indoor ...
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