5 days in Santa Cruz Itinerary

5 days in Santa Cruz Itinerary

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Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Bring the kids along to Point Lobos State Reserve and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Cruz: Asilomar State Beach (in Pacific Grove), Carmel (Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach & Dawn's Dream Winery) and Monterey (17-Mile Drive, Cannery Row, & more). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, stroll through Shark Fin Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and admire the sheer force of McWay Falls.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz day trip planning website .

In May, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, Asilomar State Beach, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
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Cannery Row
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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