California Travel Tips

Santa Cruz, California

Published on: January 13, 2019


“Santa Cruz has never been dull, not for a moment,” wrote two UC Santa Cruz librarians, who put together a neat book showing the popularity of the town and county, known for its amazing mountains and beaches.

Sheila O’Hare & Irene Berry tell the history of the popular place through words and rare photos–covering the days of the Ohlone Indians to the establishment of Mission Santa Cruz to the Americans’ arrival during the Gold Rush and the creation of UC Santa Cruz.

“Santa Cruz values its natural beauty, accepts creativity, encourages citizen involvement and recognizes its unique history,” wrote the authors.

Read book review of “Santa Cruz, California”…>

Seeing Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf  is the longest wooden pier in California.

Santa Cruz was selected as one of the first world surfing reserves.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is the oldest amusement park in California.

University of California Santa Cruz 25-acre organic farm and garden program is the oldest in the United States.

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