Travel Guide for Santa Cruz, CA 

Whether your perfect vacation is to take in spectacular ocean views while strolling along sandstone cliffs, experiencing the exhilarating thrills and chills of a beachfront amusement park or listening to the rhythmic sounds of the ocean waves while you relax on a sun baked beach, Santa Cruz, California has something for everyone.

Santa Cruz has the perfect blend of beautiful beaches, majestic redwood forests, unique shops, gourmet restaurants and award-winning local wineries.

Our Santa Cruz, CA travel guide can help you make the most of your upcoming vacation or weekend getaway. Start planning your vacation now by click on a category below and explore Santa Cruz County activities, arts, history and events.

  • Top Things To Do
  • Top Attractions
  • Top Events
  • Advisories

Extreme Fire Danger

Please be safe… August 2020 saw some of the biggest wildfires in California’s history. Massive losses of forest acreage, homes and businesses. And, unfortunately, we are just now entering the peak fire season. Please be...

Parks and Open Spaces

Popular

Halloween

Popular

Bay Area Articles

Latest

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Established in 1902, Big Basin Redwoods State Park is California’s first state park, and, it is with a heavy heart, I must say that it has been devastated by the August 2020 wildfires.

RV Parks & Campsites

Latest

Recreational Activities

Top Rated

Santa Cruz Beaches

Santa Cruz County beaches stretch both north and south of  the City of Santa Cruz and vary greatly...

Bay Area Articles

Latest

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Established in 1902, Big Basin Redwoods State Park is California’s first state park, and, it is with a heavy heart, I must say that it has been devastated by the August 2020 wildfires.

Santa Cruz Travel Guide