16 days in Santa Cruz Itinerary

16 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.
Relax by the water at Carmel River State Beach and Panther Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Juan Bautista State Historic Park. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Cruz side-trips: Pacific Grove (Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge & Point Pinos Lighthouse), Mission San Juan Bautista (in San Juan Bautista) and Bird Rock Vista Point (in Pebble Beach). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Cruz Harbor Beach, stroll through Twin Lakes State Beach, and immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz route planner.

Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Point Lobos ©
Must see
Point Lobos
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17-Mile Drive ©
Must see
17-Mile Drive
4.1

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