Crystal Lodge Motor Hotel

1787 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, California, 93001, United States | Motel
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Day 36: Las Vegas, NV to Ventura, CA

A travel blog entry by drat9191


Before leaving Las Vegas in the morning, I relented against my previous stubbornness about not caring to experience The Strip, and I diverted up Las Vegas Blvd. just to drive it and see all the properties that are there and that I've seen in so many movies and TV shows. Confirmed my original impressions: I came, I saw, I was thoroughly unimpressed. Didn't even stop for any photos (except for just one that amused me). I'm sure ...

Heading back to LA

A travel blog entry by lisajoa


... recent parks it didn't seem that scenic either but was better than the highways. We ended up on route 101 which we really wish we'd had time to drive up to San Francisco on. It travels along the coast and you can see the Pacific Ocean from the highway much better than the dry flat boring route we took!! We arrived in Santa Barbara and after driving past lots of pay car parks we drove up ...


A travel blog entry by jdboy


... is open for public tours. Mr Hearst formally named the estate "La Cuesta Encantada" ("The Enchanted Hill").

There are a number of different tours you can do of the castle and grounds, each costing around $25. The visitors centre is located just off Highway 1 and from there you catch a bus up to the castle which stands at the top of a hill and overlooks the coastline.

I did the 'Grand Rooms' tour which was awesome. You got to go ...

Shopping and new friend!

A travel blog entry by jproulx


... WAS SO IMMENCE, but I was disappointed to
see the shop look exactly like our shop in Quebec. I bought t-shirt and camisole.
I wanted buy some souvenir for my friend and my family, but I found nothing.
Ann said me there is a 99 Cents only store near the shopping center. Maybe I
will found something there. Next week-end! I hope I will be lucky! ...

Final Thoughts

A travel blog entry by teamricketts


... all right now, but instead I will give you some facts and favorites about what we experienced along the way.

Travel Statistics:

  • 92 day excursion
  • 10 countries visited for the first time
  • 25,000+ miles traveled by plane, train, bus, car, boat, bike and foot
  • 32 beds slept in
  • 18 flights (19 if you count the plane we jumped out of)
  • 9 languages encountered (English, Maori, ...

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This motel, located on 1787 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, is near Santa Cruz Island, Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery, Ventura County Museum of History & Art, and Santa Rosa Island.
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