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I visited Santa Cruz for 2 weeks after I had graduated college. Two of my friends had decided to live there for the summer. We had tons of crazy adventures, though unfortunately I missed visiting the Santa Cruz "Mystery Spot". Not sure exactly what happens there, something about vortexes....Anyway I was able to enjoy the town and explore a bit. We also had a friend living in San Francisco for the summer, so we took the CalTrain to visit her for a few days. I'm so glad we did, what a great city San Francisco is! On my last day we rented a car and drove up the coast back to San Francisco. What a beautiful drive! I highly recommend a trip up the coast on Highway 1! this pic is from the area with the Natural Bridges.

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  • Pros:very friendly people
  • Cons:sometimes TOO friendly
  • Last visit to Santa Cruz: Jul 1998
  • Intro Updated May 25, 2004
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  • Jan 13, 2008 at 8:32 PM

    The $5 is to park in the lot. Entry is free for pedestrians and bicyclists. In October when the Monarchs are in residence, there are free docent-led tours of the Monarch grove.

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    Dec 21, 2006 at 7:30 AM

    You take some very interesting photos. Been noticing your style in several pages. Santa Cruz is lovely. Spent an afternoon there w/ son who lives in California

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    Jul 24, 2006 at 3:29 PM

    Had buddies go to school here. Was lucky enough to visit a few times. Doesn't look that much different years later. Thanks! Birthday greetings from Alaska!

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    Jul 5, 2006 at 1:39 PM

    Chatty homeless people in Santa Cruz? That's funny! I think the strong silent types stay up here in San Francisco. Enjoyed your page...considering SC for a weekend getaway!

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    Feb 26, 2005 at 8:11 AM

    Looks like a fabulous place for a summer holiday!

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    Jan 11, 2005 at 3:03 PM

    You sound as if you had a great time in Santa Cruz. I used to love the "Lost Boys", Havent seen it for years though. Lovely Natural Bridge & Sealion Photos, great new tips & updates since my last visit Amy, Rt 1 sounds a must do! great page & photos (~_~)

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    Dec 22, 2004 at 11:50 AM

    These beach tips are fun today when I can see the snow falling very think here in freezing Labrador, hehe.

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    Oct 5, 2004 at 3:25 AM

    A great account of your stay in SC! Yes, I took that same drive along Hwy 1 while in 'Frisco, and it really is something to be experienced!! Had a great visit in SC as well.

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    Sep 24, 2004 at 7:49 AM

    interesting page! only 10 days to go until my trip to CA

  • basstbn's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2004 at 7:13 PM

    Enjoyed your photos and comments. SC is a great place! I always enjoyed the fried squid there, sounds like you missed out on that.


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