Things To Do
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Discover the great outdoors at this scenic preserve that offers 15 miles of hiking and biking trails through serene forests filled with ancient trees. Visit the visitors center, take a walk through the self-guided nature path to the grove of old growth redwoods or enjoy catch and release fishing for trout and salmon.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Get your thrills at this oceanfront amusement park that boasts fun rides, roller coasters, midway games, and a historic 1911 Looff Carousel all overlooking the majestic Monterey Bay. Hit the beach for some sand and surf, then head to the arcade, play a game of mini golf or enjoy classic snacks and treats.
Roaring Camp Railroad
Take a trip back in time as you travel through the redwoods on historic narrow gauge trains that take you up into the mountains or down to the beach in Santa Cruz. Family friendly events, fun activities and delicious country style food await at this popular attraction in scenic Felton.
Big Basin State Park
Home to one of California's largest stands of ancient coastal redwoods, this scenic nature preserve offers more than 80 miles of trails from the mountains to the sea. Discover flowing waterfalls, enjoy fishing and geocaching, swim or surf at the beach, or join one of the ranger-led tours from the visitors center.
The Sequoia Retreat Center
Romantic weddings and restful retreats are the hallmark of this secluded refuge, where visitors from around the world enjoy a relaxing haven of natural beauty highlighted by inviting lodgings and fresh California style cuisine. The perfect venue for memorable weddings and events.