Last week during my stay in Santa Cruz, I visited the Monarch Butterfly trail at Natural Bridges State Beach. I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised to find hundreds of beautiful butterflies flying above me! Some of the tree branches held so many butterflies that you would have thought they were leaves! It was certainly a worthwhile experience. If you are hoping to see the butterflies, be sure to visit in the fall starting in early October as they are migrating to sunny California from colder climates.
Park Address: 2531 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060