The beautiful California beach town of Santa Cruz is home to some of the most legendary surf spots in the world. Pleasure Point, 38th, Sewers, the Hook and The Lane are the playground of some of the most enthusiastic surfers in the world. It was here that surfing was first brought to the mainland by Hawaiian royalty.
Santa Cruz is home to the legendary Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, a pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined downtown area, and the historic Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, which stretches out a half-mile into the waters of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Other highlights include UC Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Natural Bridges Beach and Park and nearby redwood forests. Take a scenic walk along the awe inspiring cliffs of West Cliff Drive as you plan your day in beautiful Santa Cruz, CA.
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