Santa Cruz, California is an extremely fun place to visit. There are miles of Sandy Beaches, a roller coaster that seems to go up and down and on and on forever, bicycles you can ride, a long wharf with shopping and restaurants where it only costs a buck to park for 4 hours, the wonderful Seymour Marine Discovery Center, and more--This list doesn't even include the University of California at Santa Cruz! Of course, this beach town is close to Monterey, and part of Santa Cruz faces the Monterey Bay where (in Monterey, California) you can visit the great Monterey Bay Aquarium and see sea otters. Just up in the mountains you can visit and ride the Roaring Camp Railroad where you can take a ride on train driven by an 1800's steam locomotive and see a part of the great redwood forest, which is also the subject of ather Bellissima book, 'The Comeback Kids, Book 12, The Redwood Forest.' If you are ticing a theme of fun and learning at Bellissima Publishing, LLC, then you are quite correct! Written by award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, with Photographs by John D. Weigand, this book is meant strictly for kids. This book is what kids love to do and see, and about what catches the eyes of a child. Use this book in conjunction with the other Bellissima tools, such as the music video on the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel.