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Santa Cruz

If you’re looking for the perfect blend of scenic beauty, friendly people, and world-class waves, then Santa Cruz is the place for you. This charming city is located on the central coast of California, just a short drive from San Francisco and Monterey. Santa Cruz is home to some of the best surf in the world, as well as beautiful sandy beaches, thick redwood forests, organic farms, and microbreweries. In addition to its world-class waves, Santa Cruz also offers excellent opportunities for stand-up paddleboarding, paddling, sailing, diving, and swimming. And with over 70 small wineries in the area, Santa Cruz is also a paradise for wine lovers. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or a first-time visitor, Santa Cruz has something to offer everyone.

Santa Cruz is probably best known for its world class surfing, offering 11 world class surf breaks including the point breaks like Steamer Lane and Pleasure Point, which are considered some of the best surfing waves in the world. Santa Cruz is also home to other water sports such as, stand up paddle boarding, paddling, sailing, diving, and swimming.

Santa Cruz has long been a mecca for surfers from around the world. With its eleven world class surf breaks, Santa Cruz offers something for everyone, from beginner to experienced pro. The point breaks at Steamer Lane and Pleasure Point are particularly popular, and offer some of the best surfing waves in the world. Santa Cruz also hosts numerous surf competitions annually, attracting international travelers from all over the globe. In addition to its world-renowned waves, Santa Cruz is also home to Santa Cruz Skateboards, Santa Cruz Bicycles, O’Neill Wetsuits, and Verve Coffee. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, designated a State Historic Landmark, is California’s oldest amusement park and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2007. Whether you’re looking to catch a few waves or just take in the unique atmosphere, Santa Cruz is definitely worth a visit.


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Between the panoramic bay views, to the towering redwood trees, and over 300 beautiful sunshine filled days a year; not to mention all the places to explore, eat, drink, and shop at, one must make sure they carve out ample amounts of time when visiting Santa Cruz.

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