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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’s 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, cafés 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’s 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’s best to rent a car as the roads near the Santa Cruz Mountains can get very steep.


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Casablanca On The Beach ¥19,744
Reviewed on May 20, 2019
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Casablanca On The Beach

Casablanca On The Beach

101 Main St, Santa Cruz, CA
     
    3.6 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0

    The view and bathroom were nice, I also like that parking was provided. and the let us stay a little pass our check out so we could eat dinner.

    Hyatt Place Santa Cruz ¥20,847
    Reviewed on May 21, 2019
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    Hyatt Place Santa Cruz

    Hyatt Place Santa Cruz

    407 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA
       
      4.5 of 5
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Great breakfast. Big rooms and quick walk to the boardwalk.

      Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz ¥13,126
      Reviewed on May 14, 2019
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      Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz

      Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz

      1410 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
         
        4.3 of 5
        2.5 out of 5.0

        Very nice staff, super clean and quiet, felt safe inside and out, had all amenities needed.

        Continental Inn ¥14,565
        Reviewed on May 3, 2019
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        Continental Inn

        Continental Inn

        414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
           
          3.9 of 5
          2.0 out of 5.0

          I liked the very reasonable price for how centralized the hotel is and not far at all from beaches and desirable locations. However, the TV did not work at all and the shower could've used some updating. But again, for the price I can't complain as it was quaint, clean, and in a good location.

          Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley ¥34,837
          Reviewed on May 13, 2019
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          Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley

          Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley

          6001 La Madrona Drive, Santa Cruz, CA
             
            4.2 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0

            Affordable laundry. Close to freeway and other attractions. Kid friendly

            Seaway Inn ¥44,010
            Reviewed on May 9, 2019
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            Seaway Inn

            Seaway Inn

            176 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA
               
              4.4 of 5
              2.5 out of 5.0

              Very nice & clean. Walking distance to the Boardwalk & music venues. Free breakfast was also nice.

              Hotel Solares ¥13,032
              Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019
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              Hotel Solares

              Hotel Solares

              600 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
                 
                3.5 of 5
                2.5 out of 5.0

                Great staff and service. Would definitely stay here again

                Beach Street Inn and Suites ¥32,980
                Reviewed on May 12, 2019
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                Beach Street Inn and Suites

                Beach Street Inn and Suites

                125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA
                   
                  4.6 of 5
                  2.0 out of 5.0

                  Great views. Easy parking in an area with no parking. Bathroom was small but clean

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