I've been lucky enough to be able to spend the summer in Santa Cruz, CA. It's among the most gorgeous places I've ever been in, the people are really friendly, the bus service is decent, it's not too big and urbanised... it's a great town! I recommend you visit at some point. I (had) plan(ned) to update this page with pictures, links, etc. as I discover(ed) more and more about the town.
- Here's a link to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk website. It's one of the last boardwalks left in the United States.
Edit: I think that's all I have. Unfortunately, I didn't get to take any good pictures over the summer, or I'd put them up.