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Discover a wonderful variety of fun things to do in Santa Cruz, all located within close proximity to the new Hotel Paradox.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk California

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The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has been the most famous attraction in Santa Cruz for more than 100 years and is one of the only beachfront amusement parks in America. Visit www.beachboardwalk.com.

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831-423-5590
400 Beach Street
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Santa Cruz Beaches California

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Top Santa Cruz Beaches include Natural Bridges State Beach and Main Beach, which is just off the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Visit www.santacruz.com/attractions/beaches.

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831-425-1234
303 Water Street, Suite 100
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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University of California Santa Cruz, California

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Overlooking Monterey Bay, the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) is an acclaimed research university in Santa Cruz, California. Visit ucsc.edu

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831-459-4008
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, California 95064-1077
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Año Nuevo State Park Santa Cruz, California

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Located north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1, Año Nuevo State Park is the world's largest mainland breeding ground for northern elephant seals. Visit www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=523

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650-879-2025
1 New Years Creek Road
Pescadero, California
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Roaring Camp Railroad Santa Cruz, California

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Travel through the California redwoods or down to the beach while seeing the sights from the open air passenger car of an historic steam locomotive train. Visit www.roaringcamp.com.

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831-335-4484
5401 Graham Hill Road
Felton, California 95018
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Mystery Spot Santa Cruz, California

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The Mystery Spot has been perplexing visitors, including scientists, since the 1930s. Due to its unexplainable nature, only guided tours are offered. Tours. Visit www.mysteryspot.com.

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831-425-8337
465 Mystery Spot Road
Santa Cruz, California
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Mount Hermon Redwood Canopy Tours Santa Cruz, California

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Take a thrilling 2-hour guided zip-line adventure among the towering redwoods trees of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Kids 10 years old and over only. Visit www.mounthermon.org/redwood-canopy-tours.

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831-419-0153
17 Conference Drive
Felton, California
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Capitola Village Santa Cruz, California

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The quaint seaside enclave of Capitola Village offers boutique shopping, waterfront dining, surfing, a great beach, and annual events such as the Begonia Festival and Capitola Art and Wine Festival. Visit www.capitolavillage.com.

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831-475-6522
716-G Capitola Ave.
Capitola, California 95010
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Big Basin Redwoods State Park Santa Cruz, California

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Big Basin Redwood State Park is the oldest California state park and offers more than 80 miles of hiking trails, including the top-rated Skyline to the Sea trail. Visit www.bigbasin.org.

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831-338-8860
21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, California 95006
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