Friday, March 21, 2008

Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz, California remains a very popular travel retreat for Bay Area residents. Beautiful beaches and a charming town are the attractions here along with nearby Redwood forests and a relaxed atmosphere. Stroll the main street of Santa Cruz where you´ll find many small boutique shops as well as several excellent restaurants.

Perhaps the most historical feature of the town is the Mission Santa Cruz
founded hundreds of years ago as part of California┼Ť mission system, which connected about 20 missions from the southernmost parts of the state north, though not to the current northern border.