On our first visit, we took the Aliso Creek trail because it is an easy trail with a slight decline when going towards the ocean. But do remember that this will turn into a slight include going back.
To get to the island you will need to take a ferry or use a private boat. Ferries run multiple times a day but are limited during winter months. Check the schedules to make sure you don't miss the last boat.
You can start your visit by taking a tram tour of the island to familiarize yourself with the park. You can also take a Segway or a Diggler (a kind of scooter) tour.
During my teen years I visited Venice, Italy and loved the canals and narrow alleyways between majestic historic buildings.
I was surprised to find out that California had its own Venice with canals and alleyways, but with a totally different vibe
This sleepy beach town is within a one-hour driving distance from San Francisco or San Jose.
You can certainly make Santa Cruz a stop on your Bay area itinerary, but I think it deserves to be its own destination. There is so much to do and see – you can easily spend a week without getting bored.
First, let me introduce myself: I am Bill from Anaheim, California - USA.
I love to travel, and during my travels, I was always looking for a good source of information about the area I am visiting. I bought travel guides. I searched travel websites looking for information that only the locals would know, and I always came up empty-handed.
Better known as Surf City, it boasts the longest uninterrupted stretch of beach on the West Coast. The city has a lot of attractions, parks, theaters, malls and restaurants – but let’s faces it: the main attraction will always be the beach.
There are several beaches to choose from, each one with its own personality. Some of them are managed by the city and others are part of the State Park system.