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California dreaming?

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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Its a Whale of a Good Time

There’s more whales in the Monterey Bay this season than we can remember! ┬áCome out to Sand Rock Farm and take an ocean adventure with Sanctuary Cruises.
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Wine and Gourmet – Santa Cruz County and the Monterey Bay Area feature a rich abundance of fine artisanal food and drink, in addition to a plethora of gourmet festivals and experiences.

Antiques – There are numerous antique shops in the area. The towns of Aptos and neighboring Soquel both feature numerous boutiques and auction houses.

Nature and Sports – A wealth of recreation awaits, whether mild or wild. The Central Coast includes beach, river, and mountain areas for an incredible range of outdoor activities.

Day Trips – Experience destinations a comfortable round trip away… including Monterey/Pacific Grove, Carmel/Carmel Valley, Big Sur, San Juan Bautista, Ano Nuevo, and Pescadero.

Art, Music, Theatre – Come for world-class entertainment, galleries, and fairs.

Spa – Give your body a vacation with hot tubs, massage/treatments, yoga, Aikido, and more.

Gardens & Nurseries – From exquisite roses to extensive collections of native plants, Santa Cruz County is the ideal destination for horticulture.