Field Trip Fridays is an ongoing post documenting the free or cheap excursions our family takes in Santa Cruz and the greater Bay Area. Visit each week to read about our family adventure, and by all means, leave your suggestions for field trips in the comments below.
It was definitely one of those days that makes me feel so appreciative of where we live. Santa Cruz was definitely at its best…Everyone waved and chatted with strangers, people pet dogs that weren’t theirs, kids shared their discoveries with each other, surfers caught decent waves, paddleboarders cruised around, and the sunset was absolutely pink and gorgeous! If you are in Santa Cruz, there are many local tide pool spots- we love Pleasure Point. I highly recommend checking the tide charts and following when there will be exceptionally low tides…grab a bucket and shovel and go exploring with your kids!