THE BEST SEASON for wildlife watching in Santa Cruz County is just ahead, so get ready! Go take a hike in one of our amazing parks, or relax while admiring thousands of Monarch butterflies fluttering around in a grove of eucalyptus trees at Natural Bridges! Make sure not to miss small aquatic friends while tide pooling at our beautiful beaches. And if you are into slightly bigger adventures – try to spot gray or humpback whales on a whale watching tour out in the Monterey Bay, or pay a visit to the elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park! For more ideas this fall and winter, also on land, check out the things to do in Santa Cruz County!
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