Ben Lomond is ideally situated in the heart of the majestic Santa Cruz Mountains between historic Big Basin Redwoods State Park and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park—residents and visitors alike enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in California. When you take off your hiking boots, you’ll find Ben Lomond and the surrounding area offers shopping and antiquing, fine dining and lodging, art galleries, wine tasting at the area’s numerous wineries, a ride through the redwoods on an antique steam locomotive, and close proximity to the other historic towns along the winding 25-mile San Lorenzo River.
Ben Lomond is an easy day trip from anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area/San Jose region — just 35 minutes south of Silicon Valley and a little over an hour from San Francisco. To the north, Ben Lomond is an hour or so drive from Monterey’s historic Cannery Row, Pebble Beach, and lovely Carmel by the Sea. Santa Cruz is our regional hub and the beach and the boardwalk are just minutes away. Whether you’re considering relocating, or just planning a weekend get away, we invite you to explore and share our area’s riches.
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