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.
Family-friendly places like Monterey Bay Aquarium and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to 17-Mile Drive (in Monterey) and Point Lobos (in Carmel). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, go for a walk through Shark Fin Cove, cruise along West Cliff Drive, and admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip maker .

August in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Monterey, Shark Fin Cove, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Point Lobos
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Point Lobos
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Monterey Bay Aquarium
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17-Mile Drive

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