9 days in Santa Cruz Itinerary

9 days in Santa Cruz Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Santa Cruz planner

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Santa Cruz
— 8 nights

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Santa Cruz

— 8 nights
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: Pacific Grove (Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard & Asilomar State Beach), Carmel (Point Lobos, Carmel River State Beach, &more) and Monterey (Monterey Bay, Monterey Bay Aquarium, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, go for a walk through West Cliff Drive, and go for a stroll along the water at Santa Cruz Harbor.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz driving holiday planner.

In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips