Santa Cruz is one of the most relaxing places to visit in Northern California. There are so many things to see and different people to meet. One of the most popular destinations is the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. There are tons of fun rides, games, shows, and great food to eat. The best part is the boardwalk is right on the beach where you can choose to sunbathe all day or join in on a few volleyball games. My favorite time to visit here is during the Summer. You can stay over the weekend and get a hotel on the beach or just come up for the day.