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Ben Lomond
Located in the San Lorenzo Valley, Ben Lomond offers is the home to Big Basin Redwoods, California’s oldest state park. Offering the largest continuous strand of ancient coastal redwoods south of San Francisco, Big Basin Redwoods State Park is complete with equestrian trails, biking, campgrounds, picnic areas, and 80 miles of trails, making it a must-see for anyone visiting. Other features include local wineries, antique stores and galleries that adorn the nearby towns.

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West Cliff Drive
West Cliff Drive(Santa Cruz)
Attraction type: Scenic Drives; Scenic Walking Areas
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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park(Felton)
Minutes away from the city, this park has old redwoods.
Attraction type: State Parks
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Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Big Basin Redwoods State Park(Boulder Creek)
Towering redwoods meet the sandy beach, offering something outdoorsy for everyone.
Attraction type: Beaches; State Parks
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Natural Bridges State Beach
Natural Bridges State Beach(Santa Cruz)
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... 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
Attraction type: Beaches; Geologic Formations; State Parks
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk(Santa Cruz)
Owner description: The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a classic seaside amusement park. The admission-free attraction features thrill rides like the famous Giant Dipper roller coaster, kiddie rides... more Owner description: The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a classic seaside amusement park. The admission-free attraction features thrill rides like the famous Giant Dipper roller coaster, kiddie rides, games, shops, food, and year-round indoor activities. Admission is free. Ride tickets may be purchased per ride, per day, or per season. Free summer entertainment includes Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach. less
Attraction type: Theme Parks
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Casa Nostra
Casa Nostra
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Ben Lomond
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tyrolean Inn Restaurant
Tyrolean Inn Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Ben Lomond
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: German, European, Central European, Austrian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ben Lomond Baking Company
Ben Lomond Baking Company
Ranked #3 of 9 Restaurants in Ben Lomond
Cuisines: Cafe, Italian, French
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
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Coffee Nine
Ranked #4 of 9 Restaurants in Ben Lomond
Cuisines: Cafe
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Masoods Liquor & Deli
Ranked #5 of 9 Restaurants in Ben Lomond

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Best Western Plus Inn Scotts Valley
2.5 of 5
Best Western Plus Inn Scotts Valley
$120 - $330
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Scotts Valley
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Quality Inn
2.5 of 5
Quality Inn
$102 - $304
Ranked #7 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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Carousel Beach Inn
Carousel Beach Inn
$134 - $255
Ranked #8 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Sea & Sand Inn
Sea & Sand Inn
$200 - $290
Ranked #1 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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Dream Inn
4.0 of 5
Dream Inn
$244 - $548
Ranked #2 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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Beach Street Inn and Suites
2.0 of 5
Beach Street Inn and Suites
$188 - $689
Ranked #3 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
4.0 of 5
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
$210 - $437
Ranked #5 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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Chaminade Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Chaminade Resort & Spa
$220 - $443
Ranked #10 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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Juniper Hotel
4.0 of 5
Juniper Hotel
$119 - $648
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Cupertino
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.