I've lived in Santa Cruz since 1989. I think it's a great place to both visit or stay and raise a family.
California, United States
Check out old town Sacramento. Charming shopping district. Also, if you're into it, check out the train museum there. http://www.csrmf.org/ about 8 years ago
Dining plans are great... Great value and some great restaurants. about 8 years ago
You could almost head in any direction and find great things... What appeals to you? Amusement parks? Nature? Wine tasting? The beach? California redwoods? We've got it all! about 8 years ago