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What's Santa Cruz Like?

People go to Santa Cruz to soak up the sun at Capitola Beach and to catch a glimpse of famous monuments like Mystery Spot. Travelers also like this walkable city for its entertainment choices and lovely seaside views. Nature lovers can explore top areas such as Monterey Bay and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Popular sights like Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Rio Del Mar Beach won't disappoint.

How to Get to Santa Cruz

Flights to Santa Cruz

  • • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), 19.3 mi (31 km) from central Santa Cruz
  • • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), 22.7 mi (36.5 km) from central Santa Cruz
  • • San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview), 24 mi (38.6 km) from central Santa Cruz

Things to See and Do in Santa Cruz

What to See in Santa Cruz

  • • Mystery Spot
  • • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • • Monterey Bay
  • • University of California Santa Cruz
  • • Capitola Beach

Things to Do in Santa Cruz

  • • Roaring Camp Railroads
  • • Valley Gardens Golf Course
  • • Pasatiempo Golf Course
  • • University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum
  • • DeLaveaga Golf Course

Other Popular Santa Cruz Attractions

  • • Big Basin Redwoods State Park
  • • Rio Del Mar Beach
  • • Felton Covered Bridge Park
  • • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
  • • Mission Santa Cruz

When Is the Best Time to Visit Santa Cruz?

  • • Hottest months: August, September, July, June (average 85°F)
  • • Coldest months: December, January, November, February (average 37°F)
  • • Rainiest months: January, December, February, and March (average 9.25 inches of rainfall)

Santa Cruz (and vicinity) travel guides

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