Santa Cruz, CA is just about 1.5 to 2 hours from the great San Francisco, and if you are looking into visiting the SF Bay Area, I highly suggest dropping by into this truly unique, easy-going beach and surf town.
Sta. Cruz boasts of two main and one-of-a-kind attractions: the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk just by California’s Pacific coastline, and the weird, fun, and vomit inducing Mystery Spot about 15 minutes into the woods.
Beach Carnival at the Boardwalk
The Beach Boardwalk for me is an all-American experience, just like the ones you see in those American teen movies where they go on dates in the theme parks/carnival/beach. The hot summer sun, the equally hot chicks in bikinis strolling the boardwalk, a can of ice cold beer in hand, hearty garlic fries to munch on, thriller rides, carnival games, the beach. What more can you ask for?
Anyway, nothing much to see in below video- just me recording my experience driving along the hot n sexy Santa Cruz Beach in California.
What goes on at the Mystery Spot?
A hole in the Ozone layer, an alien landing site, a magma vortex, a gravity hill, or a visual illusion; these are just some of the random explanations provided by scientists and regular people on the seemingly gravity defying tricks nature has to offer. Is it just a mind trick up their sleeves? One thing is for sure, this is definitely worth checking out when in Santa Cruz, CA. After all, entrance fee is just a measly USD $6 and will only take about 45 minutes of your time. Plus, canned sodas and bottled water there is cheaper than average, at only $1.
The operators of this small site, which opened in the 1940’s, claim that the laws of physics and gravity do not apply at that location and provide a number of demonstrations in support of these claims, where water seems to flow upwards, people seem to be standing in slanted positions, etc. This video, though short, shows all the weirdness of the Mystery Spot.
If you are already in the Sta. Cruz area and would still like to visit a few other places, why not try the nearby Mountain View, CA where the Google and Facebook headquarters are, or San Jose, CA where the Winchester Mystery House (with staircases leading nowhere & other odd features designed to confuse ghosts) is?
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