As we began the drive from San Francisco to Las Vegas, we stopped off at Santa Cruz for a night. Yes, the town infamous for the Santa Cruz clothing & skateboard lines.
We had so much fun along the Boardwalk after checking in. We walked past the Fair to the Pier and watch the Sea Lions playing in the sun then went back to the Boardwalk for some dinner, drinks and hours of fun at the Fair – where I experienced my first every Haunted House and we also had a fun game of pirate mini golf.
It was one of our memorable nights and I still have my Minion toy to remember it by!

Things to do in Santa Cruz:
Stroll the Boardwalk (especially pretty at sunset)
Visit the Fair and get scared in the Haunted House!
Have a game of beach volleyball with the Fair in the background
Walk along the Pier and enjoy the Sea Lions
Visit Natural Bridges State Beach with amazing rock formations and a beautiful sunset
Go kayaking and get up closer to the Sea Lions!
Go hiking through the Redwoods at The Nisene Marks State Park
Go wine tasting – Santa Cruz has 62 wineries in the Mountains!