14 days in Santa Cruz Itinerary

14 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Cruz: Carmel (Fairy Tale Cottages of Hugh Comstock, Gallery by the Sea Carmel, & more), Monterey (Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17-Mile Drive, & more) and Pacific Grove (Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, & more). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Twin Lakes State Beach, stroll around Garland Ranch Regional Park, and stroll through Panther Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Metropolitan Oakland International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Carmel, Monterey, Big Sur, Pacific Grove, Davenport
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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