Santa Cruz with its gorgeous bubble-gum coloured fairground rides is a photographer’s dream. The epitome of the idea of California, it was a great spot to stop for an afternoon – have a few thrills, a cool ice-cream and a paddle in the sea. If we were visiting again, would we have stayed overnight? Probably not, there is TOO much to see on the Californian coast, and though it was a great pit-stop, I would rather spend my time somewhere else.
Find out where we suggest stopping if you’re traveling from San Francisco to LA with kids.