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Out of town family and friends visiting. Where do I bring em

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Out of town family and friends visiting. Where do I bring em

My best friend, brother and sister are visiting from Boston next month out to Morgan Hill, CA in June. I just moved here last year and don't know any places to bring them. Three of us are over 21, brother is 19. I'm looking for good grub, bar, fun activities, historic spots, beautiful scenery. We're going to spend a couple days in Santa Cruz, plan on also visiting SF but I don't know where. I am looking for good ideas? Cool museums worth checking out, I can't express scenery. Just all around California spots.

Thanks.

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1. Re: Out of town family and friends visiting. Where do I bring em

Alcatraz Island, Baseball Game @ AT&T Park, CA Academy of Sciences in SF, Computer Museum in Mt. View, Lake Tahoe (if you have more time), The Marin Headlands, Golden Gate Park.

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Here is a traveler article about Santa Cruz.

http://tinyurl.com/cy7nl3c

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Santa Cruz is a small city. Not too many great museums here. Since you like food and history I'd take them on a Santa Cruz food tour. They also have a tour in Capitola which is very beautiful. 3.5 hours of history, architecture, and great food. Also, go see the old growth redwoods at Henry Cowell State Park in Felton. Awe inspiring. Nature at it's best.

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For casual food in Santa Cruz I like "berger" Mission st (Hiway 1 @ Bay) great Burger and beer selection.

Drive along West Cliff Dr. north of the boardwalk, stop at various spots to view the coast. You can rent bikes and ride along here also. Sea Kayaking is fun.

http://goo.gl/maps/RIvHc

Pacific Grove / Carmel coast is awesome, Great walking/bike path, from the Aquarium for several mile along the coast. A little farther south past Carmel is Point Lobos, it can't be beat for coastal beauty.

http://goo.gl/maps/U2sbj

http://goo.gl/maps/FFoww

+1 for Henry Cowell easy access to giant redwoods, nothing like that on the easy coast.

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=546

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