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#1 of 74 things to do in Santa Cruz
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The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a classic seaside amusement park. The admission-free attraction... more
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A refuge for wintering Monarch Butterflies, this park boasts a sandy cove, tidepools, a nature trail... more
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The Santa Cruz campus offers an attractive blend of notable architecture and panoramic views.
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Adjacent to Santa Cruz harbor, this beach has beach volley ball as well as nearby shops and... more
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See a wide variety of marine animals at the University of Californias research lab.
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See California’s towering redwood trees from two historic railroads. Ride steam trains to Bear... more
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This enigmatic place draws curious visitors who come to witness its gravity-defying properties.
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For more than a hundred years, Santa Cruz has been a hot spot for hard-core surfers. This museum... more
#16 of 74 things to do in Santa Cruz
Native American pottery and modern beach photos all on exhibit.
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Located just steps away from the ocean and Santa Cruz Wharf, the Sanctuary Exploration Center... more
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Come for the wine...stay for the Aloha! Is it possible to make the intangible, tangible? To define... more
#21 of 74 things to do in Santa Cruz
This museum's exhibits feature Ohlone Native American artifacts and local flora and fauna.
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A popular Santa Cruz surf spot.
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This popular beach, with killer waves, is known as one of the top surfing spots in the world.
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#26 of 74 things to do in Santa Cruz
This windy beach is good for hang-gliding and wind-surfing.
#27 of 74 things to do in Santa Cruz
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#30 of 74 things to do in Santa Cruz
This historic lighthouse, rebuilt in the 1960s, is a great place from which to check out the local... more