Surf, Sip and Scream in Santa Cruz
Just two hours’ drive south of San Francisco is the coastal town of Santa Cruz. Up bright and early, Hayden and Dan rent boards from Cowell Beach Surf Shop and catch some morning waves at Cowell Beach with local surf instructor Richard Schmidt. For their next adrenaline fix, it’s off to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to ride the Giant Dipper, one of the oldest wooden roller coasters in the world. They try the tastiest tacos in town at Snap Taco, delicious ice cream made from local farmers’ ingredients at The Penny Ice Creamery, and sample local craft beers at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing.