Updated: Jul 21
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Apart from the fact that Santa Cruz is known as the city of surfers,
which I described in the post
it also has to offer attractions such as State Parks.
10 things to do in Santa Cruz, California:
1. Santa Cruz Boardwalk
It is nothing more than an amusement park located by the ocean.
More interestingly, it is the oldest amusement park founded in California!
If you travel with backpacks, like us, you can leave your things in a locker on the promenade, which can make it much easier for travelers to enjoy the charms of the city.
2. Santa Cruz Beach
The beach, located right on the promenade, offers various activities.
For us one of the best activities was that we were lucky enough
to experience seals swimming with us.
3. Cowell Beach
A great place to learn surfing, where the waves are not too high,
and where seals accompany us on Santa Cruz beach.
The beach is only 1.5 km from the center, so it can also be a good destination for a walk.
4. Downtown Santa Cruz
Here you can find mostly restaurants, cafes, surf shops,
all together it creates a unique atmosphere.
5. The Surfing Museum
I recommend visiting the surf museum, not only for surf fans but
for everyone who is in Santa Cruz.
We will find there documentation of the history of surfing dating back to the earliest years.
It is a tribute to Santa Cruz's contribution to surf culture.
6. Natural Bridges State Beach
A quiet beach where you can watch birds.
In the season you can even see migrating whales.
(Profesor Al Fichera Picture)
The colorful houses on the beach are a must to stop to take some photos.
A charming little seaside town.
(Courtesy of Lux Blue - Fotolia.com)
8. Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Here we have crossed the borders of Santa Cruz, because the park is 22 miles away.
However, this oldest California State Park is worth a visit due to the fact that it has many waterfalls, various species of animals such as deer, raccoon, lynx and abundant birdlife - including jays, egrets, egrets and woodpeckers acorns.
9. Wilder Ranch State Park
Beaches, a ghost town, historic houses, lakes, a lighthouse, museums, nature reserves and much more can be found here.
10. The Mystery Spot
A place that seems to defy gravity is a tourist attraction full of illusions!
when going to Santa Cruz make sure you have a spare bathing suit because you will spend most of your time wearing it. 😂
🔽 Check out our adventure in Santa Cruz! 🔽
And let me know in the comment - how did you like it?