California Living ® shines the spotlight on Santa Cruz, California – a classic California beach town in the first of a fun new series on California Beach Towns.
Santa Cruz, California is a “classic” Surf City USA beach town, complete with a traditional beach boardwalk and wharf with dining, shopping and recreation. Santa Cruz’s classic California beach town vibe is why California Living ® TV host Aprilanne Hurley chose to kick off California Living ® TV’s fun line-up of California beach town spotlights with Santa Cruz, California.
Long time home of Jack O’Neil – surfer legend and inventor of the modern-day wetsuit, Santa Cruz is well known for it’s surfer town vibe. Yet, surfboards and wetsuits aside, Santa Cruz really offers something for everyone. Families, couples and singles looking for some sun n’ fun in a classic California beach town will enjoy a getaway to Santa Cruz, California.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Naturally, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is the main attraction. And to experience the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in full swing, Summer is the best time of year to visit. Now for those looking for a fun California beach getaway during the winter months, The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk offers their “Boardwalk Holiday Ice” event running from Nov. 11, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018. Boardwalk Holiday Ice festivities include:
- “Ice skating by the beach” on real ice!
- Holiday lights and decorations
- Select Boardwalk Rides & Games
- Indoor Arcades, Mini Golf and Laser Tag
- Classic Holiday Movies
You can ice skate rain or shine on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s new 40′ X 60′ covered ice skating ring by the hour, and the reasonable price includes the skate rental.
Additional Santa Cruz, California, points of interest include:
When it comes to Santa Cruz hotels…you have options
In Santa Cruz, there are plenty of hotels to suit every budget. To get a true sense of all Santa Cruz has to offer – California Living® chose to stay at the Dream Inn Santa Cruz, which is Santa Cruz’s only true beachfront hotel property.
Recently undergoing a major remodel, the Dream Inn Santa Cruz offers “comfort food and signature cocktails” at their oceanfront Jack O’Neill Lounge, with a delicious line-up of casual dining options at their oceanfront pool deck.
The Dream Inn Santa Cruz’s beachfront resort style accommodations offers a convenient “walk everywhere” location so you can park your car and explore Santa Cruz, California’s beaches, dining options and main attractions by foot.
You can also cruise around town to take in the sights on the complementary bikes offered to Dream Inn Santa Cruz guests.
Stay tuned for more California Living ® fun with an inside look at future California Beach Towns in the California Living ® with host Aprilanne Hurley spotlight.