In Santa Cruz County, the fun only begins at the beach. With over 14 state parks, wineries, museums, farmer’s markets, and outdoor activities like hiking, stand up paddle boarding, surfing, canopy tours and mountain biking, there is plenty to choose from. Visit the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Roaring Camp Railroads, the Santa Cruz Wharf, UCSC, and lots more!
Chaminade Resort & Spa is a AAA 4-Diamond mission style resort in the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking the Monterey Bay. Select hotel guest rooms are pet-friendly (dogs).
Looking for things to do in Santa Cruz County? With 29 miles of sun-drenched coastline, Santa Cruz County offers some of California's best beaches, perfect for surfing or volleyball. But the fun only starts at the beach! Visit a beach boardwalk or a museum or art gallery, go winetasting, ride a steam train, view redwoods or attend a local event. Many fun things to see and do in Santa Cruz County are absolutely free!
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