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Experience the sports, beaches, and theme park in Westside Santa Cruz!

Discover the walkable area of Westside Santa Cruz—amazing beaches, sports teams, and top sights from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to Monterey Bay.

Top Hotels in Westside Santa Cruz

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Casablanca On The Beach
Casablanca On The Beach
3.5 out of 5
101 Main St, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is ¥30,984 per night

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this beach hotel is steps from Santa Cruz Wharf and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 0.6 mi (1 km) away.

3.9/5Very Good! (1,099 reviews)

"This property has a very botique feel to it. It is very close to the pier and boardwalk. We had a very relaxing stay."…"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Casablanca On The Beach
Hyatt Place Santa Cruz
Hyatt Place Santa Cruz
3 out of 5
407 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is ¥15,400 per night

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ocean Street and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) away.

4.5/5Wonderful! (851 reviews)

"Had a great time at the hotel was happy with the accommodations and many of our daily activities were nearby driving or by walking distance would definitely stay here again"…"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2020

Hyatt Place Santa Cruz
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
4 out of 5
175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is ¥32,710 per night

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this beachfront resort is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Santa Cruz Main Beach and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (976 reviews)

"Dream Inn Santa Cruz is the best place to relax and enjoy on the beach."…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Mission Inn
Mission Inn
2.5 out of 5
2250 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is ¥12,480 per night

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Swift Street Courtyard and Monterey Bay. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) ...

4.2/5Very Good! (649 reviews)

"I really enjoyed my stay I’ve been here several times Always quiet, clean and not too expensive"…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Mission Inn
Beachview Inn
Beachview Inn
2 out of 5
50 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is ¥10,185 per night

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is steps from Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay ...

3.7/5Good! (974 reviews)

"My family and I enjoyed our stay. The room was neat and clean and the staff was friendly and attentive. Nothing fancy, but the price was good for as close to the boardwalk as it is located. A very short walk to the beach and boardwalk from here. We would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Beachview Inn
Ocean Pacific Lodge
Ocean Pacific Lodge
2 out of 5
301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is ¥11,519 per night

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Pacific Avenue and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) away.

4.3/5Excellent! (1,029 reviews)

"We stayed in the double queen room. It was nice cause there was actually 2 "rooms" and we could watch TV while the kids slept. Hotel is about 2 blocks from the beach. Would recommend an upgrade to the bathroom, at least a better shower head and faucet. Other than that a great place to stay, we will ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

Ocean Pacific Lodge

Popular places to visit in Westside Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

4.5/5(2,013 reviews)

Enjoy the thrills at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and find out why people love this theme park in Santa Cruz. Attend a sporting event in this walkable area, or seek out the biking trails.

Pacific Avenue
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Pacific Avenue

4.5/5(7 reviews)

During your visit to Santa Cruz, you can browse for the perfect souvenirs at Pacific Avenue. Wander the beautiful beaches in this family-friendly area.

Natural Bridges State Park
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Natural Bridges State Park

4.5/5(251 reviews)

Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Natural Bridges State Park during your travels in Santa Cruz? Attend a sporting event in this walkable area, or seek out the biking trails.

Main Beach
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Main Beach

4.5/5(661 reviews)

Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Main Beach during your travels in Santa Cruz? Attend a sporting event in this walkable area, or seek out the biking trails.

Mission Santa Cruz
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Mission Santa Cruz

4.5/5(12 reviews)

You can learn about the history of Santa Cruz with a trip to Mission Santa Cruz. You can seek out the surfing spots and biking trails in this walkable area.

Cowell's Beach
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Cowell's Beach

Explore the waterfront of Cowell's Beach and enjoy activities such as surfing in Santa Cruz. Attend a sporting event in this walkable area, or seek out the biking trails.

Top things to do in Westside Santa Cruz

Beginner Surfing Lessons - Santa Cruz
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Beginner Surfing Lessons - Santa Cruz

¥11,698
Per adult
Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill
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Santa Cruz Scavenger Hunt: Licensed to Thrill

¥2,146
Per adult
Redwood Forest Steam Train Adventure
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Redwood Forest Steam Train Adventure

¥3,542
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Santa Cruz Beach Train Adventure
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Santa Cruz Beach Train Adventure

¥3,756
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Wilderness Survival Skills Clinic
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Wilderness Survival Skills Clinic

¥14,488
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Beginner Rock Climbing Lesson
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Beginner Rock Climbing Lesson

¥10,625
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Other neighborhoods in Santa Cruz

Good pizza if you are downtown Santa Cruz
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Downtown Santa Cruz

4.5/5Wonderful!(27 area reviews)

Unique features of Downtown Santa Cruz include the beaches and restaurants. Make a stop by Pacific Garden Mall or Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History while you're exploring the area.

Downtown Santa Cruz
Evening stroll at the Seabright Beach. If you are lucky, you might run into Matt performing amazing bike tricks by the lighthouse. #LifeAtExpedia #sunset #goldenBeach #blueSky
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Seabright

While visiting Seabright, you might make a stop by sights like Santa Cruz Harbor and Main Beach.

Seabright
Evening stroll at the Seabright Beach. If you are lucky, you might run into Matt performing amazing bike tricks by the lighthouse. #LifeAtExpedia #sunset #goldenBeach #blueSky
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Upper Seabright

When in Upper Seabright, you can plan a visit to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Harbor, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Upper Seabright
41.5 feet tall, 350,000 pounds and able to withstand a quarter million pounds of wave energy: Walton Lighthouse
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Eastside Santa Cruz

4.5/5Wonderful!(78 area reviews)

Eastside Santa Cruz is known for its beaches, and you can plan a trip to Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Harbor while you're in town.

Eastside Santa Cruz
What better way to start your day!
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Opal Cliffs

While visiting Opal Cliffs, you might make a stop by sights like Monterey Bay and Pleasure Point Park.

Opal Cliffs