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March 13, 2015
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Top Things To Do in Santa Cruz

  • West Cliff Drive

Watch surfers, whales and seals on this beautiful drive on West Cliff.  Get there early and find a parking spot to walk around and smell the clean, wonderful ocean air.

  • Natural Bridges State Beach

Not only is this a great way to spend an afternoon, but during the fall monarch butterflies migrate to this location by the thousands.  Located at 2531 West Cliff Drive.blog_beach

  • Wilder Ranch State Park

If you love to hike and mountain bike, this is your park.  explore the barns or hike in for a peaceful time to yourself.  One of our local gems.

  • Roaring Camp Railroads

Who doesn’t love trains!?  If you have children, this is a must see.  Ride the train all the way to the boardwalk with special holiday train rides during the winter.  Located at 5401 Graham Hill Rd.. Call 831-335-4484 for more info.

  • Santa Cruz Wharf

An excellent location for the whole family, the Santa Cruz Wharf is not only where you can get on whale watching tours and enjoy a fantastic meal, it’s also the location of our wharf store!  Come by and visit us!

  • Mystery Spot

While in Santa Cruz (and many other places) you are bound to see a black and yellow “Mystery Spot” bumper sticker.  Make a day trip to this zone of optical illusions and some truly bizarre observations.  Located at 465 Mystery Spot Road off Branciforte Dr.  Call 831-423-8897

  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center

This recently built exploration center features state-of-the-art interactive exhibits highlighting our Monterey Bay’s remarkable environment.  Open Wed-Sun from 10-5.  And it’s FREE!!


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