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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is a seaside resort city on California’s central coast. It's a city rich with history which includes its legendary beach boardwalk , long wharf, world class restaurants , art galleries, kitschy shops, wineries, breweries and the University of California Santa Cruz campus which is ranked 3rd in the world for research institutions. The city stretches into Monterey Bay and is nearby the beach villages of Capitola and Aptos.
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s vintage rides include the historical California seaside landmarks of the 1911 Looff Carousel and the Giant Dipper roller coaster. Its Downtown Pacific Avenue is popular for nightlife, vintage clothing stores, cafes and galleries. Santa Cruz is a top musical destination for world class artists and hosts live music venues throughout the city for all genres of art.
Located along West Cliff Drive, are Natural Bridges State Beach which is known for its bridge-shaped rock formations and the eucalyptus grove which houses the annual migrating Monarch butterflies . Steamer Lane and the Hook host ranking international, national and local surfing competitions on its historic shores.

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