Bikini Contest

We’re off to Virginia Beach, VA, the ultimate party destination for young fun-seekers. With championship surfing, extreme BMX and a bikini battle for Miss Coastal Edge, this hotspot is the biggest spring-break-style party spot of them all. Then, it’s off to Santa Cruz, CA, where coastal fun meets island cool with outrigger canoe races, fried artichokes and a Polynesian heritage festival.

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Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz, CA, is located just 75 miles down Route 101, south of San Francisco. The golden coast of California and the spirit of Polynesia meet at this seaside summer paradise. 960 1280

  

Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz is the summertime fun zone that combines Hawaiian good times and California coastal pleasures. They’ve got Hawaiian canoe racing, snacks like chocolate-covered bacon and French-fried artichokes and a Polynesian Island Heritage Festival. 960 1280

  

Santa Cruz’s annual Polynesian Festival

Santa Cruz’s annual Polynesian Festival

At Santa Cruz’s annual Polynesian Festival, the main attraction is the outrigger races. Outrigger boats are elongated 9-man canoes controlled by paddles and a Hawaiian tradition that dates back centuries. 960 1280

  

Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz, CA

The first recorded instance of surfing in the US was off the shores of Santa Cruz in 1885, when 3 Hawaiian princes decided to hang ten. Today, riding waves is still a favorite pastime in the waters of Santa Cruz. 960 1280

  

Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Riders fly high above the Santa Cruz Boardwalk on the Sea Swings. 960 1280

  

Santa Cruz’s Looff Carousel

Santa Cruz’s Looff Carousel

Santa Cruz’s Looff Carousel was built in 1911 by the Looff family, one of the early manufacturers of carousels. Only 5 other intact Looff carousels remain in the US, and this one was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. 960 1280

  

Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Beach is located just south of the oyster-filled waters of the Chesapeake Bay. A 3-mile boardwalk borders what the Guinness Book of Records calls “The World’s Largest Pleasure Beach.” 960 1280

  

Virginia Beach’s boardwalk

Virginia Beach’s boardwalk

Every year more than 5.5 million summertime party people swarm Virginia Beach’s boardwalk. Virginia’s social elite first put the boardwalk on the map in the late 1800s, when they came to enjoy its first luxury hotel. 960 1280

  

Virginia Beach’s Ocean Breeze Water Park

Virginia Beach’s Ocean Breeze Water Park

In addition to the wave pool, slides and lazy river, Virginia Beach’s Ocean Breeze Water Park offers shaded cabanas for relaxing like a VIP. 960 1280

  

Rudee Inlet

Rudee Inlet

Just off the boardwalk in Rudee Inlet, strength, balance and flexibility are all honed and challenged with paddleboard yoga. 960 1280

  

Virginia Beach’s amusement park

Virginia Beach’s amusement park

Don’t miss the rides at Virginia Beach’s oceanfront amusement park! 960 1280

  

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