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What's Santa Cruz like?

People go to Santa Cruz to soak up the sun at Main Beach and to enjoy the many top attractions like Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Travelers also like this walkable city for its entertainment choices and lovely seaside views. Nature lovers can explore top areas such as Monterey Bay and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Popular sights like Santa Cruz Surfing Museum and Natural Bridges State Park won't disappoint.

Where are the best places to stay in Santa Cruz?

We have 180 Santa Cruz accommodations with prices starting at ZAR 538. Choose one of our 170 deals and get discounts of up to 58%.

Below are the number of accommodations by star rating in Santa Cruz and the surrounding area:

  • • 2 5-star accommodations from ZAR 3178 per night
  • • 35 4-star accommodations from ZAR 1481 per night
  • • 84 3-star accommodations from ZAR 932 per night
  • • 46 2-star accommodations from ZAR 657 per night

Here are our travelers' top 5 places to stay in Santa Cruz:

West Cliff Inn - A Four Sisters Inn

Romantic B&B within easy reach of Main Beach
  • • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • Central location

Babbling Brook Inn

3-star B&B, convenient to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • Terrace • Walkable location

Pacific Blue Inn

3-star B&B, convenient to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • Terrace • Walkable location

Seaway Inn

Convenient to Main Beach
  • • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • 24-hour front desk • Walkable location

Hyatt Place Santa Cruz

3-star hotel, convenient to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • • Free WiFi • Spa tub • 24-hour fitness center • Outdoor pool • Close to shopping

How to Get to Santa Cruz

What are the closest airports to Santa Cruz?

  • • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), 13.4 mi (21.6 km) from central Santa Cruz
  • • San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview), 27.6 mi (44.5 km) from central Santa Cruz
  • • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), 27.9 mi (44.9 km) from central Santa Cruz

Things to See and Do in Santa Cruz

What is there to see in Santa Cruz?

  • • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • • Main Beach
  • • Natural Bridges State Park
  • • University of California Santa Cruz
  • • Mystery Spot

What is there to do in Santa Cruz?

  • • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
  • • Pacific Avenue
  • • Ocean Street
  • • Pasatiempo Golf Course
  • • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

Other Popular Santa Cruz Attractions

  • • Monterey Bay
  • • Big Basin Redwoods State Park
  • • Mission Santa Cruz
  • • Santa Cruz Wharf
  • • The Hook

When is the best time to visit Santa Cruz?

  • • Hottest months: September, August, July, June (average 76°F)
  • • Coldest months: December, January, February, November (average 42°F)
  • • Rainiest months: January, February, December, and March (average 5.71 inches of rainfall)

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