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Santa Cruz Travel Tips & Suggestions

I love it here. I go every year.
Santa Cruz is a touch of California class, but if you want to stay longer than three nights, don't stay at the youth hostel, they won't let you book another night.
Santa Cruz is awesome. Try to visit the small towns up in the mountains like Ben Lomand, Felton, Bouldercreek, and Brookdale.
If you wanna surf, Steamer Lane sucks. Too many locals ripping sh*t up.
The Seymore Marine Research Center and the Natural Bridges State Park where the Monarch butterflies swarm and mate are here. Both worth a visit. The Santa Cruz boardwalk is terrific. We went swimming and sunbathing in October and had a great time.
Sierra Nevada visitor
Santa Cruz is sooo much fun!
Pack a sweater! Because Santa Cruz is in California and a beach town, many people think it will be warm and sunny. Actually, it can get surprisingly cold. Also, don't count on swimming in the ocean, unless you wear a wetsuit. As with most of Northern California beaches, the water is freezing.
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