4 days in Santa Cruz Itinerary

4 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Capitola Beach and Pfeiffer State Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and West Cliff Drive. Explore Santa Cruz's surroundings by going to Big Sur (Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park & McWay Falls), Asilomar State Beach (in Pacific Grove) and Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Cruz Wharf, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip itinerary planner.

In June in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

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Big Sur, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Asilomar State Beach, Capitola Beach, Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Pfeiffer State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Asilomar State Beach

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