Santa Cruz Travel: Your Next Weekend Getaway

The weekend is approaching and you want to escape for a few days but where to go? North to Point Reyes and the beautiful Mendocino coast? Lake Tahoe and Truckee for some fresh alpine air? South to Big Sur? All great choices but for this weekend getaway, it’s all about Santa Cruz Travel.

Santa Cruz, or Holy Cross, is much more than its shadow of the Beach Boardwalk and Mystery House. While these do draw significant tourist numbers, dive a little bit deeper into this quaint coastal gem and you’ll know that your time here is well worth the trip. Here are 5 reasons you should be Cruzing here.

Santa Cruz California Sunset
West Cliff Sunset, Santa Cruz

What Can I do in Santa Cruz?

  • Surf
  • Beaches
  • Scenery
  • Santa Cruz Breweries
  • Hike
  • Study – UCSC
  • Santa Cruz Beach Board Walk
  • Mystery House
  • Much more

Surfing. Santa Cruz has been touted as Surf Capital of the U.S. With a title like that you’re sure to find what you’re looking for along it’s coast. Beginner? Great, plenty of waves to choose from. Intermediate? Excellent, got that covered too. Pro? Santa Cruz is home to some of the best surfers in the world, so those rights and lefts will be getting handled.

Head over to Cowells for all your surfing needs. Santa Cruz Surfboard Rentals

Beaches. Home to some of the most pristine beaches around, Santa Cruz offers more than 29 miles of coast to choose from. Grab a towel, sunscreen and friends, and your beach day will be more than fulfilled.

Shark Fin Cove
Shark Fin Cove

Scenery. Being a coastal city, Santa Cruz has endless scenery. Whether it be a West Cliff Cruise, Pleasure Point Stroll, or a Natural Bridges hangout. Scenery will be found around every corner. Just ask Loggy, this local legend as he was spotted over at Cowells.

Santa Cruz Breweries: The Santa Cruz Brewery Scene is enough to keep your cup filled and then some. Find your way to any of these breweries:

Hiking – California is loaded with amazing hiking and Santa Cruz provides options all around the city. The best hikes might not get you vertically elevated like Tahoe but the scenery will provide lasting memories

Biking – Santa Cruz is home to Santa Cruz Bicycles, one of the Nation’s top Bike makers. With great production comes great terrain. Follow here to find the best mountain bike terrain in the Santa Cruz region

Food. Got a hankering for Mexican cuisine? Seafood? Freshly picked fruits? These three are at your fingertips daily as this region packs it all into one. Head over to La Hacienda for your al pastor burritos. Cruise the coast and pick some fresh fruits from one of the many U-pick farms. Book a table at the Crows Nest for some freshly caught seafood. These are just a beginning, come and discover your favorite.

Location. Being only 1 1/2 hours from San Francisco and just north of Monterey, Santa Cruz really does offer ideal location. Whether you want to cruise to the adjacent mountains for outdoor activities or even farther down the coast, location is prime here.

Santa Cruz and More

What are you waiting for? Cruise down, up or west to see what you’ve been missing out on.

I can help plan your Santa Cruz Trip today! Hit the link or find the contact me page and we can figure out the best plans for your Santa Cruz Weekend.

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