Santa Cruz presents a long wharf, with eateries and shops, that stretches into Monterey Bay. Nearby, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk`s vintage rides include the 1911 Looff Carousel and the Giant Dipper roller coaster. Pacific Avenue has vintage clothing stores, cafes and galleries and along West Cliff Drive you can enjoy Natural Bridges State Beach, known for its bridge-shaped rock formation. Here, people can visit this coastal classic for ocean views, legendary surfing, and throwback fun along the waterfront. There, you can rent kayaks, standup paddle boards, or motorboats. Stroll past the fresh fish restaurants and souvenir shops and strike up a conversation with fishermen angling for perch, rockfish, and lingcod.
San Francisco –Yosemite National Park: 3 hr 4 min approx.
Yosemite National Park– Carmel: 3 hrs 38 min approx.
Carmel– Santa Barbara: 3 hrs 51 mins approx.