Santa Cruz is the largest city in Santa Cruz County and is located on the Northern edge of the Monterey Bay. Once an ancient Ohlone Indian settlement, it has become a sought after resort community known for its natural beauty and alternative lifestyles. Home to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, which is California's oldest surviving amusement park, Santa Cruz is a city steeped in fun, entertainment and culture. Whether riding rides or riding the waves, Santa Cruz has something for everyone. Outdoor activities of all kinds can be found here, including sailing, diving, swimming, and of course, surfing at 11 of its world-class surf breaks. It also hosts the annual Shakespeare Santa Cruz, the O'Neill Cold Water Classic, and The Santa Cruz Pride Parade. At the city's downtown outdoor mall, performers, musicians and artists alike mix with the shops, museums, and movie theaters, making Santa Cruz an eclectic and welcoming community.
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