Downtown Santa Cruz

The heart of the city, featuring boutiques, cafes and entertainment

U.C. Santa Cruz

A world-renown educational institution surrounded by natural beauty

Surf City welcomes you

A classic beach town with a boardwalk and surfer vibe

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Santa Cruz is the quintessential California beach town. It was here that Hawaiian royalty first introduced surfing to the mainland--and locals and visitors alike have been riding the waves ever since. Not far from the surf break, screams of delight and laughter fill the air at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the West Coast's oldest seaside amusement park. A few blocks from the beach is Santa Cruz's downtown area. The pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined streets are filled with vibrant shops and galleries, outdoor bistros and sidewalk musicians - all in keeping with "the Original Surf City's" free-spirited personality. Read more...

Covewater Stand Up Paddle

Stand Up Paddling lessons, rentals, & more!

Comfort Inn - Santa Cruz

Stained glass windows & over-sized spas available.

Kayak Connection

Kayak tours & rentals daily, beginners welcome!

Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

Delicious desserts, pastries, salads, sandwiches & more

Ocean views

Part two of the "Two Miles Down Highway 1" road trip!

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Santa Cruz

Let's Cruz!

Play a round at Delaveaga Golf Course

Visit the Seymour Marine Discovery Center

303 Water Street, Suite 100
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
800.833.3494 or 831.425.1234