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Santa Cruz Getaway: What To Do In 36 Hours

01/03/2011 11:22 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Forget what you heard about Santa Cruz being the city that sleeps. Yes, this sunny coastal town still has its countercultural wackiness. You can still watch surfers shred waves, ride a seaside roller coaster on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and hear a street musician sing Pink Floyd's "Goodbye Cruel World." But Santa Cruz has been stirred by the tech boom in nearby Silicon Valley.

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