Santa Cruz is located on California's Central Coast, about 70 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles north of Monterey. Hugged by redwood forested mountains, Santa Cruz County has 29 miles of beaches and includes 6 state parks
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a half-mile long historic amusement park next to Santa Cruzs mile long main beach. and the West Coast's last remaining seaside amusement park.
Nearby at the Wharf are California sea lions and harbor seals.