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Santa Cruz is a central California city with something for everyone. Choose from kayaking and sailing tours and refined winery and brewery experiences, plus fun things to do for visitors of all ages. Spend an evening playing arcade games at the boardwalk or take a stroll down Pacific Avenue and visit vintage clothing stores and galleries. Looking for a guided experience? Santa Cruz has many tours and activities to choose from.
On and off the water, there’s no shortage of fun to be had in Santa Cruz. Commonly referred to as the gateway to the Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz offers easy access to the ocean for sailing tours, whale watches, and kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals. In addition to whales, visitors can spot huge sea lions, seabirds, and otters during their on-the-water adventures. Whether you want to lounge on the beach or on the deck of a classic wooden yacht, you can’t visit Santa Cruz without getting outside.
Some of the other top things to do in Santa Cruz include visiting museums like the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, and popular landmarks like the West Cliff Drive. For foodies and wine lovers, the city offers restaurants featuring cuisine from all over the world, and local wine pairings to accompany your meal. Better yet, visit the wineries themselves on a vineyard tour or sample craft beer on a brewery tour.
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