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Santa CRuz on October

Tel Aviv, Israel
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Santa CRuz on October


I am going to travel to Santa Cruz on October 1st/2nd.

We are going to be there for one day and we are planning to go to Mystery Spot and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

At Mystery Sport site I can't see tours at October. Do you know if they are close at this time of year? (I tried to look for information at their site but couldn't find....)

I saw anta Cruz Boardwalk is not fullyt open. Is it worth the drive for there even so ? Because it seems like a great place..

Thanks alo, Yael

Fremont, California
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for San Francisco
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1. Re: Santa CRuz on October

Mystery Spot will be open - they just don't do online booking for tickets yet (often times you can just show up same day if midweek (not a week-end) and you can get on a tour in October.). Check again in a month or two if you want to do on-line ticket buying in advance.

Since Schools get back in, Santa Cruz Boardwalk hours decrease in October.

it is still worth a visit to Santa Cruz for the ocean; there is also wine tasting possibilities in the area. Weather in October is usually very nice.

Roaring Camp nearby for a ride in the redwoods is also fun.


Tel Aviv, Israel
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2. Re: Santa CRuz on October

Thank you very much :)

Washington State
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3. Re: Santa CRuz on October

Here are two good articles about Santa Cruz, written and/or edited by SantaCruz DE Puter

Santa Cruz - Sights and Activities tripadvisor.com/Travel-g33048-c133677

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (click on it since it's blue & hyperlinked, then you can see the reviews) Article: tripadvisor.com/Travel-g33048-d156830

Edited: 07 May 2011, 13:16
San Francisco
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4. Re: Santa CRuz on October

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a fun place. It's the closest thing to a seaside amusement park resort town that the U.S. West Coast has to Coney Island. It isn't a theme park with thrill rides, but a landmark that's over a century old, with a roller coaster that turned 100 not long ago and other historic features.

The weather should be delightful in October. As Mini said, the rides, shows, and other attractions start phasing in limited hours and operations when the school year starts. But everything will be open on weekends in October (see the calendar on the website).


Next to it is the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, where shops, restaurants, fishing pier, and boat tours are available all year. It has a colony of sea lions that rivals the one at Pier 39 in San Francisco. This wharf is different from San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, which is a series of short piers on a sheltered bay. Santa Cruz Wharf extends almost half a mile into Monterey Bay, which is basically a big indentation in the coast and wide open to the Pacific So you get beautiful views of the curving coastline and the ocean. The Wharf has its own website:


The Santa Cruz area has a big variety of sights, including other beaches, a Monarch butterfly habitat, a campus of the University of California, other beaches, a Monarch butterfly habitat, a good natural history center that focues on marine life, and a lively downtown that attracts many young people. If you feel like hiring bicycles or going surfing, Santa Cruz is very big on both. Locals (especially Puter, who should be arriving any time) can tell you all about these things.

Edited: 07 May 2011, 14:26
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