Santa Cruz on the Central Coast of California Travel guide
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Central Coast - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, famous for its Beach Boardwalk is at the northern end of Monterey Bay on the Central Santa Cruz - beach broadwalk Coast 75 miles south of San Francisco and 40 miles north of Monterey. This picturesque resort nestles against the redwood filled Santa Cruz Mountains that separate it from the San Francisco Bay area. You must visit the Beach Boardwalk, the classic oceanfront amusement park, and ride the 1924 Big Dipper roller coaster remember to buckle up tightly as you get a good deal of buffeting on this wooden boneshaker. Put the Beach Boys on your ipod and walk along the beaches of Santa Cruz and Capitola and groove to the surfers at Pleasure Point and Steamers Lane. There are a fine selection of restaurants and shops on the always colourful Pacific Avenue. Stroll through the cathedral calm of the mighty redwoods in the nearby San Lorenzo Valley. While you are in the area pay a visit to the University of California, Santa Cruz campus

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- it's among the most beautiful in the world!


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