In Santa Cruz County, the fun only begins at the beach. With over 14 state parks, wineries, museums, farmer’s markets, surfing, shopping, and family fun activities, there are plenty of things to do. Visit the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Roaring Camp Railroads, the Santa Cruz Wharf, the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, and other attractions that are quintessentially Santa Cruz County. Taste complimentary sparkling apple cider samples at the tasting bar at Martinelli’s Company Store. Try your hand at a you-pick farm, and gather seasonal strawberries, olallieberries, and apples. Pet a live shark at a local aquarium, say hello to a King Snake at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History across from Seabright State Beach, or catch a glimpse of the Monterey Bay as you zip around on the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Want to experience the redwoods but are traveling with small children or grandparents? Hop aboard Roaring Camp Railroads and take an hour-long ride through a forest filled with majestic trees. Check out all the things to do in Santa Cruz County below!
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