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It's hardly surprising that so many tourists keep coming back to Santa Cruz every year. This charming city is bursting with things to do. Whether you're interested in exploring tourist attractions or trying more adventurous activities, you'll never have a boring moment here.
Learn what makes Santa Cruz tick with some of the very best tours & day trips. Scroll through our 37 fun activities in Santa Cruz, and rest easy knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.
You'll find loads of fun things to do with the kids in and near Santa Cruz. Keep the crew happy with our family friendly experiences.
They say the best things in life are free. Make sure you explore the following around Santa Cruz:
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - Roam around and appreciate the interesting displays and well-curated collections at this popular museum.
University of California Santa Cruz - Architecture buff or not, you're certain to be awed by this landmark's modern-day design.
Williams-Reynolds House - If you'd like to explore the area's history through its landmarks, pencil this one in your itinerary.
Santa Cruz Wharf - Allow some time to check out this place of local importance.
Mission Santa Cruz - Get an insight into the local faith at this sacred site.
Main Beach - Take a nice, relaxing stroll along the water's edge and perhaps even dip your toes in.
Lighthouse Point Park - Be treated to views that'll leave you speechless at this natural wonder.
Lighthouse Point Park - Grab your blanket, pack some nibbles and find a cozy spot to be at one with nature.
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Brace yourself for lots of sightseeing, because these top attractions are yours to explore:
Bring your camera, because this treasure trove of wonders is just waiting to be explored:
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You'll barely have time to dig your wallet out of your backpack with so many great free attractions: