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Santa Cruz Vacation Packages

This Californian city attracts visitors looking for sun and sand, and has one of the strongest surfing cultures in the country.

For many, Santa Cruz embodies the laid-back spirit of coastal California. The city has strong surfing and skateboarding cultures, beautiful beaches and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

There are many options for outdoor recreation in and around Santa Cruz. Rent a kayak and paddle out to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Try to spot sea lions, seals and even whales (during winter and spring) as you paddle along. Hiking enthusiasts will also enjoy the numerous scenic trails at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and Wilder Ranch State Park.

No trip to Santa Cruz would be complete without delving into the city\u2019s surfing heritage. Catch a wave at one of the well-known surfing breaks or rent a car and cruise along the scenic West Cliff Drive to the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. This museum is located in the Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse and overlooks the famous Steamer Lane surf break.

Downtown Santa Cruz is known for its eclectic shops, caf\u00E9s and restaurants and is a short stroll from the beach. Families will love the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This amusement park opened in 1907 and is full of old-world charm. Take a spin on one of its historic rides, such as the wooden Giant Dipper Roller Coaster.

Foodies should check out the Santa Cruz Wharf, home to many seafood restaurants and shops. Wine aficionados will love the Santa Cruz Mountains, where many local wineries have tasting rooms.

You can cover much of Santa Cruz\u2019s main downtown and city attractions on foot, by bike or with the Santa Cruz Metro bus services. If you want to venture farther afield, it\u2019s best to rent a car as the roads near the Santa Cruz Mountains can get very steep.

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Dream Inn Santa Cruz $219
Dream Inn Santa Cruz

Dream Inn Santa Cruz

175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz
     
    4.4
    of 5, from 1,833 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this beachfront resort is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Santa Cruz Wharf and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum are also within 15 minutes.

    Hyatt Place Santa Cruz $134
    Hyatt Place Santa Cruz

    Hyatt Place Santa Cruz

    407 Broadway, Santa Cruz
       
      4.6
      of 5, from 125 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Art & History and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Main Beach and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz $104
      Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz

      Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz

      1410 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz
         
        4.3
        of 5, from 1,165 reviews
        2.5 out of 5.0

        Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Town Clock, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.

        Best Western Seacliff Inn $156
        Best Western Seacliff Inn

        Best Western Seacliff Inn

        7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos
           
          4.2
          of 5, from 889 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Aptos History Museum, Seacliff State Beach, and Rio Del Mar Beach. Cabrillo College and New Brighton State Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Ocean Pacific Lodge
          Ocean Pacific Lodge

          Ocean Pacific Lodge

          301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
             
            4.0
            of 5, from 1,729 reviews
            2.0 out of 5.0

            Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Salt Air Lodge $75
            Salt Air Lodge

            Salt Air Lodge

            510 Leibrandt Ave, Santa Cruz
               
              3.4
              of 5, from 288 reviews
              2.5 out of 5.0

              Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Surfing Museum and Natural Bridges State Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Hotel Solares $85
              Hotel Solares

              Hotel Solares

              600 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz
                 
                3.5
                of 5, from 549 reviews
                2.5 out of 5.0

                Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pacific Garden Mall and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Main Beach and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Casablanca On The Beach $169
                Casablanca On The Beach

                Casablanca On The Beach

                101 Main St, Santa Cruz
                   
                  3.5
                  of 5, from 910 reviews
                  3.5 out of 5.0

                  Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this romantic hotel is steps from Santa Cruz Wharf and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

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