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Santa Cruz (and vicinity) overview

Visitors to Santa Cruz (and vicinity) speak favorably about this walkable city's beaches, sports, and entertainment. You'll enjoy the great outdoors and activities like camping and hiking. You can soak up sunshine at top spots in Santa Cruz (and vicinity) like Main Beach and Natural Bridges State Park. Popular sights like Mystery Spot and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk won't disappoint.

Where to stay in Santa Cruz (and vicinity)

Whether you're planning a longer vacation or a weekend getaway, Santa Cruz (and vicinity) has accommodations to fit your needs. There are 117 hotels in Santa Cruz (and vicinity).

How to get to Santa Cruz (and vicinity)

Fly into San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), 22.7 mi (36.5 km) from central Santa Cruz (and vicinity).

What to see around Santa Cruz (and vicinity)

A top draw is the area's cultural scene including places like:
  • • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
  • • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
  • • Museum of Art & History
  • • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
  • • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Nature lovers will appreciate these places:
  • • Main Beach
  • • Natural Bridges State Park
  • • Felton Covered Bridge Park
  • • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
  • • University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum
Top sights include:
  • • Mystery Spot
  • • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Santa Cruz (and vicinity) travel guides

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