14 July 2013
Santa Cruz is a countercultural hub. It is home to quite a few talented artists, musicians, as well as writers, and visitors depart the city agog by its’ natural beauty and many weird and inspired bohemian attractions. Santa Cruz happens to be the city that inspired Alfred Hitchcock to produce “The Birds” a movie that has horrifies people to this day. Offbeat attractions abound in Santa Cruz. If you like reading then perhaps you will favor a stroll down Locust Street to visit The Literary Guillotine, a little book store with a name that could not possibly be any more charming. Go west and you will find yourself at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the famous “Mystery Spot” where the laws of physics are routinely violated. Here you can walk on the walls, and observe water flowing upward. If youâ€™ve got a hankering to play a few rounds of golf and left your clubs at home — not to worry. You can sprint over to Delaveaga Disk Golf Course in Santa Cruz for some Frisbee golf. Whatsâ€™ not to love? Santa Cruz always was and probably will always be a center for quirky destinations, unusual characters and eccentrics of all types. Like the Kiva Retreat House itself, Direct TV packages, a clothing-optional spa within the city limits, people are likely to continue to regard Santa Cruz as a gathering place where they can always come and truly be their natural self.