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What's Santa Cruz Like?

Visitors really like Santa Cruz, especially its entertainment and beaches. Enjoy outdoor activities like camping and biking. Take in the local culture of Santa Cruz at Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History and Museum of Art & History. You might find that sights like Felton Covered Bridge Park and Roaring Camp Railroads are worth a visit.

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

  • • Felton Covered Bridge Park
  • • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
  • • University of California Santa Cruz
  • • Mystery Spot
  • • University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum

Things to Do in Santa Cruz

  • • Roaring Camp Railroads
  • • Valley Gardens Golf Course
  • • Pasatiempo Golf Course
  • • DeLaveaga Golf Course
  • • Ocean Street

Other Popular Santa Cruz Attractions

  • • Mission Santa Cruz
  • • Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
  • • Four Mile Beach
  • • Town Clock
  • • Davenport Landing Beach

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

Santa Cruz (and vicinity) Travel Guides