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Rest easy: Santa Cruz County lodging options are as varied as their settings. Charming inns, seaside resorts, full-service and boutique hotels, welcoming vacation rentals, friendly motels, and rustic campgrounds promise a variety of choices for every budget and lifestyle. Looking for a romantic bed and breakfast or a place for RV camping? You'll find it in Santa Cruz County.

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
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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. Take a quick cruz of them all!
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APTOS

The quaint town of Aptos combines the redwoods and the sea in one idyllic setting, from Nisene Marks State Park to Seacliff State Beach.

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CAPTIOLA & SOQUEL

Capitola’s seaside charm, combined with the rural feel of nearby Soquel oftentimes leave visitors longing for a more relaxed way of life.

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DAVENPORT

Eleven miles north of Santa Cruz, Davenport’s rugged yet beautiful coastline overlooks windswept, solitary beaches.

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PLEASURE POINT

Home to wetsuit pioneer Jack O’Neill, Pleasure Point is a classic beachside town with over a dozen surf breaks and an authentic surf vibe.

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SAN LORENZO VALLEY

The San Lorenzo River begins in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and winds its way through majestic redwoods and the towns of Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Brookdale and Felton.

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SANTA CRUZ

Santa Cruz is undoubtedly the quintessential California beach town, awakening nostalgic memories of summers past and inspiring a new generation.

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SCOTTS VALLEY

Once a stagecoach stop between San Jose and Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley’s deep history goes back more than 150 years.

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WATSONVILLE & PAJARO VALLEY

Strawberry fields and apple orchards provide a gorgeous backdrop that welcomes visitors to Watsonville & the Pajaro Valley.

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MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY

Santa Cruz County proudly serves as the gateway to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, one of only 14 federally protected marine sanctuaries in the country.

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