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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Cruz: Point Lobos (in Carmel) and 17-Mile Drive (in Monterey). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seymour Marine Discovery Center, take in the pleasant sights at Shark Fin Cove, and take a memorable drive along West Cliff Drive.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz route builder .

In July, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Monterey, Point Lobos, Shark Fin Cove
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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