roadtrip: san francisco bay area

2 comments

My dream is to road trip the entire west coast; but for now a drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz with my mum will do just the trick! Although hidden by the sea fog for a good portion of the day, the drive was still gorgeous.

Stop 1 – Tunitas Creek Beach

Accessible down a sand ladder, I suggest proper hiking or walking shoes to make the trek down to the gorgeous beach. If not, the views from the top are equally stunning.

Processed with VSCO with f1 preset

Processed with VSCO with f1 preset

Stop 2 – Pescadero State Beach

One of the first beaches you’ll come across that don’t require an entrance/parking fee, this rocky bridge is a lovely place to feel the expanse of the coast.

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Stop 3 – Natural Bridges State Beach

Although I think the photos turned out lovely, this isn’t quite as impressive in real life. It’s worth stopping by if you’re in the area.

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Stop 4 – Santa Cruz Harbor

Stand precariously on the cliff edge and watch the hoards of surfers tackle the waves of the harbor.

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Stop 5 – Santa Cruz Wharf

Wander the length of the iconic wharf, stopping to hear the barking of the sea lions underneath the wooden slats along the way.

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Stop 6 – Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Warning, it’s beautiful, thus it’s packed with tourists.

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Processed with VSCO with e3 preset

Processed with VSCO with f1 preset

Stop 7 – Surfrider Cafe, Santa Cruz

For delicious burgers and milkshakes in town, swing by the eclectic Surfrider Cafe.

Processed with VSCO with f1 preset

Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

Stop 8 – Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

One of many California state parks dedicated to these beautiful giants, take some time to appreciate the stunning history of these trees.

Processed with VSCO with f1 preset

Processed with VSCO with f1 preset

*Including photos by Mum

2 comments on “roadtrip: san francisco bay area”

Comments?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s