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Santa Cruz Vacation Packages

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Top Hotels in Santa Cruz

Chaminade Resort & Spa
Chaminade Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1 Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $224 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
3.8/5Good! (626 reviews)
"Excellent location. Very quiet. Lovely views. Front desk is a bit rough, but expected in Silicon Valley area. Overall lovely getaway"

Reviewed on Apr. 17, 2021

Chaminade Resort & Spa
Hyatt Place Santa Cruz
Hyatt Place Santa Cruz
3 out of 5
407 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA
Free cancellation
The price is CA $199 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
4.4/5Wonderful! (954 reviews)
"Property was peaceful and very close to the beach boardwalk"

Reviewed on Apr. 17, 2021

Hyatt Place Santa Cruz
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Dream Inn Santa Cruz
4 out of 5
175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $269 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
4.6/5Wonderful! (961 reviews)
"Pros: It's right in the beach. Room was clean and updated. Decor was simple, yet tasteful. Cons: It's very expensive for what you get though. Parking is additional $25/day and there's no free option. There was no gym. Room was right next too the elevator so there was a lot of noise/foot traffic."

Reviewed on Apr. 17, 2021

Dream Inn Santa Cruz
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Top things to do in Santa Cruz

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.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Santa Cruz vacation package cost?
Customize your Santa Cruz vacation package from only CA $683. Choose from any combination of rental cars, flights and hotels to create the escape you’ve been dreaming about. Be sure to add on a few experiences or activities!
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Santa Cruz vacation package?
If you’ve chosen a Santa Cruz vacation package, you can amend or cancel it, but you may incur a charge in some circumstances. It may be possible to cancel and rebook for free if you’ve locked in your package within 24 hours. If it’s been longer than that, you may incur a fee from your airline, hotel or car rental company. If you suddenly need to change your plans, make our Customer Service Portal your first port of call for more info.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Santa Cruz?
Search for flights that fit your schedule, add a hotel room to your booking and see how much you save. It’s as easy as that! With a Santa Cruz vacation package, you can save up to C$590 on your next great escape. From hotels and flights to rental cars and activities, Expedia makes traveling on a budget easy. And with more than 400 partner airlines and 321,000 properties worldwide to select from, you’ll never be short of choice.
What are the top hotels in Santa Cruz?
When it comes to hotels in Aptos, Best Western Seacliff Inn and Rio Sands Hotel are two fantastic options. If you’re considering heading to Capitola, Best Western Plus Capitola By-the-sea Inn & Suites and Quality Inn & Suites Capitola By the Sea are waiting to welcome you.
When is the best time of year to visit Santa Cruz?
Santa Cruz is busy in July, June, August. If you’re not fond of big crowds and like a quieter pace, lock in your trip for October, November, December. Keeping a close eye on your vacation budget? Nab one of the terrific deals on offer in January. August tends to be when prices surge and hotel rates are at their most expensive.
How far in advance should I book my Santa Cruz vacation?
Your best bet is to book early. Air carriers typically release flight tickets up to a year ahead of departure, and this is an excellent opportunity to land some of the lowest prices. Boss just told you to take some vacation time in a few weeks? Don’t fret. Expedia are never short on fantastic bargains to whisk you away on the getaway of your dreams, at an affordable price.
What does an Expedia Santa Cruz travel package include?
Hotels, rental cars and flights — you’ll find them all here. With Expedia, you can shape your Santa Cruz package your way. All you have to do is decide exactly what you need. Once you’ve made your booking, you can add extras like experiences and activities. The more you bundle, the bigger the savings!
What should I know before booking a Santa Cruz travel package?
You can save a tidy sum by bundling your hotels, flights and rental cars. Once you’ve created your package, you can add on things like tours and activities. Your next awesome adventure is only a couple of clicks away.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Santa Cruz vacation packages?
Expedia has teamed up with online lender Affirm to help reduce any financial concerns related to your trip. This may be useful if your need to travel has cropped up unexpectedly. Book Now, Pay Later and split the cost of your hotel and flight vacation package over multiple payments.
Can I choose my airline with a Santa Cruz Expedia vacation package?
Expedia has access to more than 550 airline partners globally, so you sure can! Just pick the carrier that suits you and craft the perfect Santa Cruz escape.

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