Shop at leisure

Browse chic boutiques and specialty stores

Outdoor adventure

Make a game plan to take in Santa Cruz County's great outdoors

Walking tours

Enjoy downtown Santa Cruz’s self-guided SculpTour of public artwork

Things To Do

Looking for things to do in Santa Cruz County? With 29 miles of sun-drenched coastline, Santa Cruz County offers some of California's best beaches, perfect for surfing or volleyball. But the fun only starts at the beach! Visit a beach boardwalk or a museum or art gallery, go winetasting, ride a steam train, view redwoods or attend a local event. Many fun things to see and do in Santa Cruz County are absolutely free!

Santa Cruz County offers some of California's best beaches, perfect for surfing or volleyball. But the fun only starts at the beach! Visit a beach boardwalk or a museum or art gallery, go winetasting, ride a steam train

Hotel Paradox

Brand new, upscale boutique hotel.

Hilton Santa Cruz / Scotts Valley

Mountain setting - 10 minutes to Beach/Boardwalk.

Pajaro Dunes Company

Unique beachfront rental homes and condos.

Shadowbrook Restaurant

Combines fine food with Old-World charm & grace.


Top 12 Free Things to Do!

Fun things to do in Santa Cruz this spring/summer - and they are free!



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