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What's Santa Cruz Like?

People go to Santa Cruz to soak up the sun at Main Beach and to catch a glimpse of famous monuments like Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. 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 Surfing Museum and Natural Bridges State Park won't disappoint.

Where are the Best Places to Stay in Santa Cruz?

Below are the number of accommodations by star rating in Santa Cruz and the surrounding area:

  • • 2 5-star accommodations from USD 219 per night
  • • 35 4-star accommodations from USD 119 per night
  • • 84 3-star accommodations from USD 76 per night
  • • 46 2-star accommodations from USD 55 per night

How to Get to Santa Cruz

Flights to Santa Cruz

  • • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), 13.4 mi (21.6 km) from central Santa Cruz
  • • San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview), 27.6 mi (44.5 km) from central Santa Cruz
  • • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), 27.9 mi (44.9 km) from central Santa Cruz

Things to See and Do in Santa Cruz

What to See in Santa Cruz

  • • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • • Main Beach
  • • Natural Bridges State Park
  • • University of California Santa Cruz
  • • Mystery Spot

Things to Do in Santa Cruz

  • • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
  • • Pacific Avenue
  • • Ocean Street
  • • Pasatiempo Golf Course
  • • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

Other Popular Santa Cruz Attractions

  • • Monterey Bay
  • • Big Basin Redwoods State Park
  • • Mission Santa Cruz
  • • Santa Cruz Wharf
  • • The Hook

When Is the Best Time to Visit Santa Cruz?

  • • Hottest months: August, September, July, June (average 76°F)
  • • Coldest months: January, December, February, November (average 42°F)
  • • Rainiest months: January, February, December, and March (average 5.71 inches of rainfall)

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