The beach cities of Santa Cruz and Monterey offer a multitude of unique site-seeing, recreational and entertainment opportunities. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is open year-round and attracts roller coaster enthusiasts from far and near who love the yester-year thrill of The Giant Dipper; one of the oldest wooden roller coasters in the country. Ride the Roaring Camp Miniature Steam Train through the glorious redwoods, visit the astounding "Mystery Spot" or just collect sea shells on the sand at sunset. Heading south you drive through Castroville, The Artichoke Capitol of the World. Create memories by kayaking and bicycle riding along the coastal waters or seaside trails. Further down the coast is the picturesque city of Monterey which offers souvenir shopping on Fisherman's Wharf, whale watching and chartered fishing trips and the Monterey Bay aquarium. The world class Pebble Beach Golf Course sits on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, or enjoy the 17 Mile Drive on winding coastal Highway 1. The annual Jazz Festival attracts music lovers from around the world each year and you can dine and shop in neighboring Carmel after visiting art galleries along trendy Ocean Avenue.
Barely 50 miles south of San Jose and 15 miles east of Monterey and you're surrounded by the agricultural beauty of Salinas. Visit "Old Town Salinas" and see the beauty of another era in Victorian buildings, restaurants and specialty stores. A must-see is the Steinbeck Center for interactive exhibits and unusual local artifacts.
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Santa Cruz / Monterey / Salinas