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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Cruz: Asilomar State Beach (in Pacific Grove), Monterey (17-Mile Drive & Monterey Bay Aquarium) and Carmel (The Cheese Shop & Point Lobos). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take a memorable drive along West Cliff Drive.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santa Cruz day trip planning app .

In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

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Carmel, Monterey, Shark Fin Cove, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Asilomar State Beach
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Point Lobos
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17-Mile Drive
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Asilomar State Beach

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