SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA - BIRTHPLACE OF MAINLAND SURFING IN THE US

Santa Cruz is the birthplace of mainland surfing in the US, so a visit to this cool city will have you soak up the chilled vibe that oozes from this seaside town. From family fun and wildlife encounters, to a stunning coastline and delicious food, there are plenty of fun things to do on a trip to Santa Cruz.

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