Redwoods, Sand and Sea......
and the best climate in the world!
Welcome! to Santa
Cruz County where you will encounter an abundance of activities,
adventures, and getaways to soothe the soul and capture the
imagination. The perfect destination for sun, fun, and relaxation,
Santa Cruz County offers a variety of accommodations from rustic
to romantic, choice restaurants both casual and elegant, theater,
festivals, and a multitude of water sports and activities.
Whether you want to spend
your days browsing unique stores and museums, hike one of hundreds
of mountain trails, or take to the Pacific and explore the
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary by kayak or yacht, you'll
find there's never quite enough time to do it all. Of course, you
won't want to forget the classics - like roaming the mountains on
a steam train. Discovering the mysteries of the redwoods. Or
testing your nerves with a ride on the historic Giant Dipper
Roller Coaster at the only seaside amusement park on the Pacific -
The Santa Cruz Beach & Boardwalk.
Come with a hearty
appetite and savor fresh seafood from local waters, authentic
Mexican cuisine, and fresh-baked pies made with fruit from local
U-pick farms. Whether you're looking for a romantic setting or
family fun, there is no doubt you will find the restaurant of your
dreams. Wine lovers will delight in the area's award-winning
wines, hand-crafted by local vintners and competitive in the world
Santa Cruz County is a
year-round destination, where the sun shines 300 days a year, and
there is always something fun to do. From natives to newbees,
people here are friendly and they exude a positive attitude,
probably no doubt, from their shared privilege of living in the
best climate in the world!
Cruz County is on California's Central Coast, approximately 65
miles south of San Francisco, 30 miles southwest of San Jose, 35
miles north of Monterey and 375 miles north of Los Angeles.
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