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Spend an afternoon with the butterflies at Natural Bridges State
Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016 at Natural Bridges State Park 2531 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz map

Natural Bridges State Beach is a 65 acre California state park on the edge of Santa Cruz. Most known for its natural bridge across the beach, it’s also known for the eucalyptus grove that hosts thousands of migrating monarch butterflies every year.

Why?
The Monarch butterfly migration has been called one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world.

Tips bring binoculars parking is $10 cash works best here

Hero mini golf at buccaneer bay in santa cruz
At the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Monday, Apr 04, 2016 at 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz map

Ready for a round of golf? Mini style of course.

Why?
Serious fun for all ages! Plus you need something to do with the kiddos during spring break!

Tips bring a friend or five! family friendly

Hero rudolf boat at the holiday boat parade in santa cruz
This year’s theme is Moonlit Starry Night
Saturday, Dec 05, 2015 at Santa Cruz Harbor 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz map

Boats dressed and decorated as jellyfish, tropical islands complete with swaying palm trees, outrigger canoes with hula dancers, Rudolf (!) and a standup paddle boarding Santa .. this is how Santa Cruz does a Holiday parade!

Why?
Not your average community holiday parade, this is how Santa Cruz does a holiday parade.

Tips parade proceeds rain or shine bring cash for hot cocoa + treats ride your bike or walk - parking can get tricky

Hero halloween in capitola
This free, family-friendly event is hosted by the Capitola-Soquel
Sunday, Oct 25, 2015 at 420 Capitola Ave , Capitola map

Bring the kiddos down to join in the fun! Capitola's children Halloween parade is Sunday, October 25 at 2pm.

Why?
A great excuse to get the kids in their costumes one-more-time

Tips wear your Halloween costumes bring trick-or-treat bags