There’s something really exciting about carnivals and boardwalks. At night, they are lit up and full of life, with people coming from all around to join in on the fun. You can hear screams on the roller coaster and bells, whistles and cheers from carnival games. But during the day, before the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is open, the scene is completely different. Instead of crowds and music drawing you in, the colors and visuals speak for themselves. I was lucky enough to experience this with my daughter.
In the morning, we took an early stroll down the boardwalk before the shops and rides opened. It was a unique experience because the normally crowded and bustling destination was very quiet and serene.
I noticed all the benches on the boardwalk were intricately decorated with different colorful scenes. They were themed and painted with different images, from surfboards to animal depictions. What a fun way to inject creativity and life into public benches!
It was an amazing experience to walk through such an iconic place and take it in without anyone else around. I was truly inspired by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk that seemed so different during the day than at night. I like to use some of these ideas in my own interior design work, from the bright, contrasting colors of the tents to the smooth lines of The Giant Dipper roller coaster.
I loved visiting the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with my daughter; we never wanted to leave! Have you visited anywhere recently that’s inspired you?
Jana Meewes Magginetti