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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Point Lobos and Pleasure Point Beach. Visit Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission for their historical value. Explore Santa Cruz's surroundings by going to Monterey (Monterey Bay Aquarium, San Carlos Cathedral, & more). There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seymour Marine Discovery Center.

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In August, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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