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Welcome to
Santa Cruz County

alifornia's Highway 1 is not only an iconic West Coast drive, it's also
Santa Cruz County's main thoroughfare and a great way to experience
the crowning jewel of the Golden State. A leisurely drive on Highway 1 will
take visitors straight through the county, with a variety of scenic options to
choose from along the way.
Since the
1800s, Santa
Cruz County
has lured
visitors with a unique combination of
natural beauty, outdoor recreation,
a vibrant arts and culture scene,
boutique wineries, a passionate
organic farming movement and
majestic state parks. the santa Cruz
BeaCh Boardwalk, a classic seaside
amusement park - home to two
National Historic Landmarks - and
roaring Camp railroads, a vintage steam
train that travels through the Santa
Cruz Mountains are two attractions
not to miss. Inside a quaint lighthouse
overlooking a renown surf spot,
the santa Cruz surfing museum pays
homage to this signature sport. All
this beauty lies at the edge of the
monterey Bay national marine sanCtuary,
a tremendous source of pride for
locals. Kayaking, whale watching,

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stand up paddle boarding, sailing
and of course surfing are some of the
many ways to enjoy the bay. A new
exploration center showcases this
incredible natural resource. Santa
Cruz County has also seen its fair
share of celebrities and dignitaries.
Big Basin, California's oldest state park
was once visited by Teddy Roosevelt.
Olympian Duke Kahanamoku's
visit to Santa Cruz in 1912 helped
popularize surfing. And Clark Gable
played a round of golf at the Alister
Mackenzie-designed pasatiempo golf
Course. Browse farm-fresh produce
at a loCal farmers market and shop
alongside chefs crafting menus for the
season. Taste wine at a family-owned
winery, or attend an outdoor summer
concert or art festival. With so much
to see and do in California's favorite
beachside destination, it's no wonder
visitors have flocked to this beloved
area for generations.

SAnTA CRuz
CounTY INFO

Located on California's Central Coast,
Santa Cruz County is approximately
70 miles/112 km south of San
Francisco, 30 miles/48 km southwest
of San Jose, 35 miles/56 km north
of Monterey, and 375 miles/600 km
north of Los Angeles.
Total population: 266,662
Incorporated cities:
Capitola, population 9,988;
Santa Cruz, population 62,372;
Scotts Valley, population 11,678;
Watsonville, population 51,612
Population in unincorporated areas:
131,012
Climate: Mild with summer
temperatures in the mid 70s, and
winter temperatures in the mid 50s.
Humidity is low for a coastal area.
An average of 31 inches of rain falls
annually, primarily between november
and April. occasional fog occurs
due to changing Pacific currents.
Approximately 300 days
of sunshine per year.

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Lodging Guide
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Visitor Activites
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Advertisers Index
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