31 days in Ocean City & Santa Cruz Itinerary

31 days in Ocean City & Santa Cruz Itinerary

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Ocean City
— 13 nights
Bus to New York, Ny, Fly to San Jose
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Santa Cruz
— 17 nights
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Ocean City

Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Head to Historic Smithville and The Quarter at Tropicanafor plenty of shopping. Cape May Lighthouse and Emlen Physick Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Ocean City side-trips: Higbee Beach (in North Cape May), Cape May (Washington Street Mall, World War II Lookout Tower, &more) and North Wildwood Beach (in North Wildwood). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Lucy the Elephant, take in the waterfront at Belmar Beach, shop like a local with Glazed Over Studios, and admire the majestic nature at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ocean City online visit planner.

Philadelphia to Ocean City is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Get in touch with nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and West Cliff Drive. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and National Steinbeck Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Skyline to the Sea Trail (in Saratoga), Big Sur (Hawthorne Gallery, Pfeiffer State Beach, &more) and Portola Redwoods State Park (in La Honda). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission San Juan Bautista, immerse yourself in nature at Seabright State Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bridges State Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ocean City to Santa Cruz in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Ocean City to Santa Cruz. September in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips