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    The Missions of California

    California has 21 historic Spanish missions from San Diego to Sonoma in the northern San Francisco Bay Area. Most were built during the late 1700’s, with the two northernmost being […]

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    The Beaches of Monterey Bay

    Not many places in California have a continuous stretch of sand like Monterey Bay. Between Santa Cruz & Monterey lies 31 miles of sandy coastline, only interrupted by the infrequent waterway, which can easily be […]

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    Coast Dairies State Park Beaches

    Coast Dairies State Park is a state-owned property that was acquired in 2006 from the Coast Dairies Ranch Company. The land was purchased by the Trust for Public Land, a […]

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  • Santa Cruz Monarch Butterfly Grove

    Santa Cruz Monarch Butterfly Grove

    The Santa Cruz Monarch Butterfly Grove is located on the western edge of town in the park at Natural Bridges State Beach. The visitor center at the park has information […]

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    Santa Cruz Wharf

    The Santa Cruz Wharf, once known as the Pleasure Pier is an enjoyable pier. Once part of the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, it was built in 1906 for passengers from speedboats […]

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  • Roaring Camp Railroad Train Ride

    Roaring Camp Railroad Train Ride

    When visiting Santa Cruz or Felton, take a ride on the Roaring Camp Railroad Train. The train takes passengers from Felton to Santa Cruz Beach via the Beach Train which […]

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