From the warm sunny beaches through rolling farmland to the redwood covered mountains, Santa Cruz county is a year round destination where the sun shines 300 days a year. The attractions and activities of the area are as varied as the landscape.
Santa Cruz County serves as the gateway to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Kayaking and scuba diving are just a few ways to get up close and enjoy the sea lions, otters, dolphins, birds and even whales.
Santa Cruz is very well known for being the home of the historical landmark, The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the only seaside amusement park on the West Coast.
The area also boast an array of fine restaurants, day spas, wineries, along with art galleries and natural wildlife preserves.