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!
Touch a shark, marvel at a whale of a skeleton, dive into the latest discoveries in ocean science. Exhibits, aquarium, daily tours, touch pools & Ocean Discovery Shop. Come explore your ocean!
Adventure Out is California's premiere outdoor school specializing in surf camps, rock climbing classes, backpacking trips, mountain biking and wilderness survival skills instruction. Our mission is to share decades of wilderness experience while achieving our wildest adventures in the outdoors. We offer open-to-the-public trips and classes, private lessons and group programs such as corporate retreats, team building and private parties.
Museum, exhibits, and equipment representing history of agriculture on the Central Coast. 2nd Saturday on the Farm features a different and fun activity for children the 2nd Saturday of each month. See our website for details or call to visit by appointment.
Offering uniquely hand crafted wines since 1998. Visit our sunny Corralitos Tasting Room overlooking the vines - picnic spots available, child and dog friendly. Well-behaved pets on leashes are always welcome - free dog biscuits on request and water dishes available! Voted "Best Local Winery" three years in a row.
Access with tickets only Dec.15 - Mar 31: Naturalist-led tours venture into elephant seal breeding rookery Dec. 15 - Mar. 31. For reservations call 800.444.4445. April 1 - Nov 30, self-guided access by permit only (avail. at park). Seals present year-round.
Fun things to do in Santa Cruz this spring/summer - and they are free!