1 day in Santa Cruz Itinerary

1 day 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire all the interesting features of Shark Fin Cove, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz day trip planning tool .

In August, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Shark Fin Cove, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Shark Fin Cove

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