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Whale Watching and More

ith an impressive variety of wildlife watching experiences for visitors to
enjoy, Santa Cruz County has become a destination for nature lovers.

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gray and humpBaCk
whales as they

migrate through
the Monterey Bay
National Marine Sanctuary, travelling
12,000 miles round-trip from the
arctic to warmer waters in Mexico
to mate and nurse their young. The

touCh tanks at the seymour marine
disCover Center at Long Marine Lab,
The new Monterey Bay National
Marine Sanctuary Exploration
Center near the Santa Cruz Wharf
brings the sea life of the Monterey
Bay to land, combining technology
with interactive displays.

North of town, Año Nuevo State
Reserve is the largest mainland
breeding colony
in North America
of the northern
elephant seal. In
winter, visitors can

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where sea stars, sea urchins, hermit
crabs, and sea anemones bring the
Monterey Bay alive. An amazing
diversity of Birds in pajaro valley's
rivers and sloughs, which provide a
rich habitat. Opt for a free guided
tour of the wetlands, or head north
and track hummingbirds and quail
at the UCSC Arboretum.

view these lumbering mammals
up close on a docent-led tour from
December through March.
That over 200 species of permanent
and migratory birds thrive in
Watsonville's 800 acres of
wetlands. Free tours of
the wetlands are hosted
every Sunday at 1:30
p.m. For more ideas
on how to enjoy local
wildlife in Santa Cruz
County, see page 71.

Best of the Best

Venturing out by boat affords
some of the best views of sea
life. Join a sailing charter on
a luxury yacht from the Santa
Cruz Harbor, or rent a boat at
the harbor and the Santa Cruz
and Capitola wharfs.
The annual Monterey Bay
Birding Festival in September
is a fantastic way to spot
birds. Held in the Watsonville
region, the festival features
special presentations and
expert-led full and half-day
trips to birding hotspots.

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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014

Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014
Contents
Welcome to Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz
Whale Watching and More
Playing Around
Every Dog Has Its Day
Santa Cruz County Has Taste
2014 Events Calendar
Maps
Raise a Glass to County Wine
Monterey Bay
Capitola and Soquel
Make a Play Date
Scotts Valley
San Lorenzo Valley
From the Mountains to the Sea
Pleasure Point
Live Creatively
Aptos
Davenport
Watsonville and Pajaro Valley
Dining Guide
Lodging Guide
Visitor Activites
Find Your Perfect Beach
Advertisers Index
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Welcome to Santa Cruz County
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Whale Watching and More
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Playing Around
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Every Dog Has Its Day
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Santa Cruz County Has Taste
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - 26
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - 2014 Events Calendar
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Maps
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Raise a Glass to County Wine
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Monterey Bay
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Capitola and Soquel
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Make a Play Date
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - 48
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Scotts Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - San Lorenzo Valley
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - From the Mountains to the Sea
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - 54
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Pleasure Point
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Live Creatively
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Aptos
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Davenport
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Watsonville and Pajaro Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Dining Guide
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - 65
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - 66
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Lodging Guide
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - 69
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Visitor Activites
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Advertisers Index
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