Santa Cruz Experiences You'll Never Forget

September 20, 2018

Vacations should be about making memories, and there is no better way to make memories than by trying new and exciting experiences. If you want to make your next vacation memorable, look for extraordinary activities. If you happen to be planning a trip to Santa Cruz, California, consider these four unusual ideas that will provide you with an unforgettable experience. 
Take Professional Surf Lessons
Image via Flickr by Tim Green aka atoach
California is known for its surfing, and travelers who are looking to immerse themselves into the culture of Santa Cruz need to look no further than the crashing waves of Monterey Bay. Regardless of your skill level, surf school instructors are equipped with the experience and knowledge to help you. From swimming with your board to balancing techniques, surf lessons will have you riding waves in no time. This fun and immersive activity will give you an unforgettable memory of your Santa Cruz vacation. 
Go Whale and Dolphin Watching
Do you want a truly life-changing experience? Find a whale and dolphin watching cruise. These incredible charters will take you out into the Monterey Bay where you can come across majestic sea creatures in their natural habitat. The list of sea life that you can encounter on a whale and dolphin watching cruise in Santa Cruz includes:
  • Humpback Whales.
  • Blue Whales.
  • Gray Whales.
  • Dolphins.
  • Porpoises.
  • Sea Otters.
  • Sea Lions.
The marine life you can come across while in Monterey Bay will depend on the time of year — so keep that in mind as you book your stay in Santa Cruz. 
Tandem Skydive
There is nothing more exhilarating than jumping out of an airplane 10,000 feet above the ground. You will freefall thousands of feet before releasing your parachute in a burst of excitement and then gliding safely to the ground. During the descent, you'll have unbelievable views of California and Monterey Bay. Skydiving over Santa Cruz is an experience that you will never forget, and one of the best ways to see the Bay area. 
Ride Thrill Rides at the Boardwalk
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is one of the must-see destinations while staying in Santa Cruz, California. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is an amusement park with free entry for locals and travelers alike. You will have to buy tickets if you want to enjoy the rides — which you definitely should. 
Thrill seekers will have no shortage of ride options, including one of America's most famous wooden roller coasters, the Giant Dipper. You can also enjoy the oceanic views from 12-stories up before freefalling on the Double Shot tower ride. The memories made at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk will bring a smile to your face long after you return from vacation. 
Going on vacation is a fun and exciting experience. You are able to step out of your daily routine and immerse yourself in a new environment. To help you make your Santa Cruz vacation even more memorable, try the four activities above. Not only will you enjoy each experience in the moment, but you'll keep that memory for many years to come.

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