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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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Dream Inn Santa Cruz CA $286
Reviewed on Feb. 21, 2020
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Dream Inn Santa Cruz

Dream Inn Santa Cruz

175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA
     
    4.5 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This hotel has a great location and service I go there every year but the coffee they used n our room taste so bad and old I recommend to change the company they purchase from it always had that old/ no taste and smells bad too

    Casablanca On The Beach CA $185
    Reviewed on Feb. 22, 2020
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    Casablanca On The Beach

    Casablanca On The Beach

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

      We loved all of it. Had an amazing time. Staff was friendly and attentive.

      Chaminade Resort & Spa CA $181
      Reviewed on Feb. 21, 2020
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      Chaminade Resort & Spa

      Chaminade Resort & Spa

      1 Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz, CA
         
        3.8 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        It was very beautiful and clean. The staff members were very kind and friendly.

        Ocean Pacific Lodge CA $98
        Reviewed on Feb. 22, 2020
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        Ocean Pacific Lodge

        Ocean Pacific Lodge

        301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
           
          4.1 of 5
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          It was within walking distance to the wharf and board walk.

          Hyatt Place Santa Cruz CA $188
          Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020
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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 Stars

            I got sick from the breakfast, otherwise everything was excellent!

            Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz CA $131
            Reviewed on Feb. 22, 2020
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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 Stars

              The room was clean, the staff was pleasant and The breakfast was great!

              Beachview Inn CA $100
              Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020
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              Beachview Inn

              Beachview Inn

              50 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA
                 
                3.6 of 5
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Cute and near the boardwalk/beach. Super convenient. Friendly staff. Parking is a little wudgy but do-able. Great little coffee shop next door.

                Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley CA $179
                Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2020
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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 Stars

                  Parking a bit odd, overpriced breakfast. Overall 4/5

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