Santa Cruz

70 miles south of San Francisco, 35 miles north of Monterey, and unabashedly left of center, you'll find great surf, sandy beaches, redwood-covered mountains, laid-back towns organic farms, and a burgeoning beer and wine scene. It's impossible to pick one place to visit in Santa Cruz County.

Top Adventures in Santa Cruz

Surf Cowell's Cove


Bonfire at Seabright State Beach


Beach Day at Lighthouse Field State Beach


A Beach Bonfire in Santa Cruz at Twin Lakes SB

Photograph the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum


Catch a Sunset at Natural Bridges State Beach

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Santa Cruz camping, hotels, and more

Santa Cruz, California

Surfside Spanish-Style Home | Epic Views & Hot Tub

From $591/night

Santa Cruz, California

Ocean-View Paradise w/ Hot Tub, 1 Block to Beach

From $541/night

Santa Cruz, California

Beauty at the Beach w/ Fire Pit -- Steps to Ocean

From $1,152/night

Santa Cruz, California

Surfer's Paradise | Private Backyard Oasis

From $353/night

Santa Cruz, California

Pleasure Point Retreat with Hot Tub | Walk to Beach

From $637/night

Santa Cruz, California

Endless Summer: Ocean-View Oasis - Walk to Beach!

From $474/night

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