Last Updated: August 17th, 2022 by Dan Astriden.

Points of Interest in Santa Cruz, California

City of Santa Cruz logo

The City of Santa Cruz is located on central California’s coast and stretches into Monterey Bay. There is plenty to do in this surf town that caters to hospitality with plenty of restaurants, entertainment and attractions such as the long wharf. Grab your sunscreen and check out what the city has to offer. Astriden has it’s Santa Cruz web design office located on the Westside, just seconds away from the beach and other famous attractions.

Downtown, Pacific Avenue

Downtown Santa Cruz has numerous vintage clothing stores, cafes and art galleries. There are many characters downtown thus making Santa Cruz a unique and interesting city. There is nightlife after the sun goes down so there is always some sort of music and entertainment. Downtown had a setback in 1989 when the Loma Prieta earthquake disrupted and destroyed many stores and businesses. The town has made a resurgence and rebuilt it’s infrastructure.

Well know scenic view within the city of Santa Cruz, California.

West Cliff Drive

West Cliff Drive is on the Westside of Santa Cruz and offers breath taking scenery of the Pacific Ocean and coastline. The road is windy and there are numbers crooks and crannies where the ocean has eroded the coastline into beaches and rock piles. The drive is no more than 10 minutes so it’s a must do when visiting Santa Cruz County. There is a wonderful pathway if you want to walk or jog alongside the coastline and hopefully see some California sea lions.

Natural Bridges State Beach

Natural Bridges is just one of the state beaches and is known for its bridge-shaped rock formation. The rock formations have decayed over the years but there is still a rock formation with a tunnel that water flows through. Surfers have even surfed through the hole of the rock formation. Pelicans have inhabited the top of the rock formation for generations.

More SC Attractions

Santa Cruz has numerous parks, and greenbelt districts if street performers, musicians, and artists that hangout downtown aren’t your scene. Besides the cultural events and cultural attractions there are numerous sports and recreation you can partake in. The town has a youth feel as many residents go to school at the local university and college. The mild weather and abundance of activities makes Santa Cruz a top pick to live within a beach resort community or as a vacation spot.

Locations Astriden services in Santa Cruz County include, Watsonville, Capitola, Aptos, Scotts Valley, Felton, Soquel, Boulder Creek, Davenport, Ben Lomond, La Selva Beach, Rio del Mar, Pasatiempo, Bonny Doon, Aptos Hills, Larkin Valley, Live Oak, and Twin Lakes.

Closest airport is San Jose International Airport (SJC).

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