Located at the center of the action, downtown Santa Cruz’s “Pacific Garden Mall” along Pacific Avenue still has that old California feel with it’s many Victorian homes and store fronts.
Nestled along the end of the San Lorenzo River at the Northern tip of the Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz can provide coastal living and places up in the hills that give you that mountain living feeling, just minutes from the freeway.
Santa Cruzans with their different way of thinking can provide an interesting mix of ideas and clashing cultures that make this city stand out. Home to UCSC, Santa Cruz is also home to many students, that many decide they like it here so much, they do what they can to stay here. The annual surf contest at Cowell’s Beach by the lighthouse surf museum draw the pros and spectators alike. You can play disc/frisbee golf on the same course where championships are held every January at DeLaveaga Golf Course.
The Beach Boardwalk is home of the Giant Dipper roller coaster, built in 1907, drawing tourists and locals with their free concerts on the beach every summer. Being located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Santa Cruz is lucky to showcase big name artists travelling through in more intimate settings like the Catalyst Nightclub or at the Civic Auditorium. Favorite eateries include Pizza My Heart, Thai Kitchen or the huge veggie burritos at Taqueria Vallarta. The BBQ beef ribs at The Hind Quarter can’t be beat, as they say it’s “where the elite – meat!”
Known for its moderate climate and the natural beauty of its coastline and redwood forests, Santa Cruz makes the most of its coastal real estate with beachfront properties and historic homes that overlook the cityscape and Pacific Ocean.Read More ▾
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