3 days in Santa Cruz Itinerary

3 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Panther Beach, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum and Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Step out of Santa Cruz with an excursion to Bird Rock Vista Point in Pebble Beach--about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take a memorable drive along West Cliff Drive.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Cruz day trip planning site .

In August in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

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Bird Rock Vista Point, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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