Santa Cruz surfers wear wetsuits most of the year here but it is
definitely a dressed-down beach town for everyone else. There is the
famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk old-time amusement park with rides
and arcades right on the beach. Families flock to Santa Cruz on
weekends and in the summer for swimming and the Boardwalk. They have
kept the 1911 wooden carousel, a 1924 wooden roller coaster and a pipe
organ, now mixed with modern thrill rides.
The city claims the nickname "Surf City" for obvious reasons.
For more detailed information on Santa Cruz , the nearby coast and the Santa Cruz Mountains, go to the Top Destinations
section and select the Santa Cruz Coast