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Sports & Recreation

Don't let Santa Cruz County's laid-back reputation fool you: this beachside town hosts an array of adrenaline-packed sporting events attracting world-class athletes and is the picture-perfect spot for spectators. "Surf City" lives up to its name each year with the O'Neill Cold Water Classic, the Longboard Invitational, and the Kayak Surf Festival. Cycling fans know that Santa Cruz has been on the map for the Amgen Tour of California, due to its challenging climbs and scenic roads. And beginning its inaugural season, the Golden State Warriors' NBA Development League team - the Santa Cruz Warriors - brings the thrill of professional basketball to town. Serious golfers flock to the Alister MacKenzie-designed Pasatiempo Golf Club and for more fresh air, the Wharf-to-Wharf Race, the Santa Cruz Triathlon, Big Kahuna Triathlon and other races are hosted year-round. Read more...

Kendall & Potter Property Management

Vacations With A View, deluxe homes and condos.

Santa Cruz Diner

Where locals go - seafood, prime rib, & more

Howden Castle

Offers modern amenities in a medieval setting.

Mission Inn

53-room Spanish style inn, complimentary breakfast


Kitesurf Santa Cruz

Meet a local kitesurfer and see how she got her start in the water




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