59 days in Santa Cruz Itinerary

59 days in Santa Cruz Itinerary

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Santa Cruz

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dennis the Menace Park and Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. Explore Santa Cruz's surroundings by going to Big Sur (Rocky Creek Bridge, New Camaldoli Hermitage, & more), Carmel (Garrapata State Park, Carmel River State Beach, & more) and Soledad (Balconies Cliffs Trails & Wrath Winery). Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Pinnacles National Park. Spend the 9th (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. And it doesn't end there: tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and make a trip to Lovers Point.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz road trip site .

In June in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Carmel, Monterey, Big Sur, Pacific Grove, Half Moon Bay
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Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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