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Ranked #1 of 13 Outdoors in Santa Cruz
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #2 of 13 Outdoors in Santa Cruz
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Amusement/ Theme Parks; Historic Sites

 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Fun in the Sun The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has been a popular destination for more than 100 years.  Boardwalk admission is free, ride tickets may... more »

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Ranked #3 of 13 Outdoors in Santa Cruz
Category: State Parks; Geologic Formations; Beaches
Owner description: A refuge for wintering Monarch Butterflies, this park boasts a sandy cove, tidepools, a nature trail through the Butterfly... more » Owner description: A refuge for wintering Monarch Butterflies, this park boasts a sandy cove, tidepools, a nature trail through the Butterfly Preserve, and several hiking trails. There is also a bicycle path around the perimeter of the park. « less
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Ranked #4 of 13 Outdoors in Santa Cruz
Category: State Parks

Website: http://www.parks.... more »

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Ranked #5 of 13 Outdoors in Santa Cruz
Category: Beaches
Adjacent to Santa Cruz harbor, this beach has beach volley ball as well as nearby shops and restaurants.
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Ranked #6 of 13 Outdoors in Santa Cruz
Category: Mysterious Sites
This enigmatic place draws curious visitors who come to witness its gravity-defying properties.
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Ranked #7 of 13 Outdoors in Santa Cruz
Category: Beaches
This windy beach is good for hang-gliding and wind-surfing.
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Ranked #8 of 13 Outdoors in Santa Cruz
Category: Beaches

Pleasure Point is a great area!  Enjoy bringing the dog to the "Dog Park" or "Dirt Farm" as the locals sometime call it.  Best time is to go is in the morning around 8:30am and... more »

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Ranked #9 of 13 Outdoors in Santa Cruz
Category: Beaches
One of the best and most popular beaches in the United States for learning to surf.
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Ranked #10 of 13 Outdoors in Santa Cruz
Category: Missions; State Parks
The park houses a replica of the mission founded in 1791.
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Ranked #11 of 13 Outdoors in Santa Cruz
Ranked #12 of 13 Outdoors in Santa Cruz
Category: Parks
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Ranked #13 of 13 Outdoors in Santa Cruz
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