16 days in Santa Cruz Itinerary

16 days in Santa Cruz Itinerary

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Relax by the water at Point Lobos and Natural Bridges State Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Mission San Juan Bautista. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Cruz side-trips: San Juan Bautista State Historic Park (in San Juan Bautista), Pacific Grove (Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge & Point Pinos Lighthouse) and Bird Rock Vista Point (in Pebble Beach). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, stroll through Carmel River State Beach, and explore the world behind art at National Steinbeck Center.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Santa Cruz travel website.

In July in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Monterey, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove, San Juan Bautista
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