Santa Cruz Activities and Attractions

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Things to do and see in Santa Cruz

During your Santa Cruz vacation, be sure to check out some of the many activities we have to offer.

Real Sport Fishing
Join us for some deep sea sport fishing adventures.
P.O.Box 3300 • Santa Cruz, CA 95063 • (831) 465-0639

Stagnaro Sport Fishing Charters and Whale Watching
Year round fishing trips for sand dab, salmon, cod and albacore. Whale watching in Monterey Bay.
P.O.Box 1340 • Santa Cruz, CA 95061 • (831) 427-0230

Plenty of great surfing along the coast near Santa Cruz . Check out Main Beach for some of our favorite breaks. New to surfing? Surf lessons and rentals are available at Call them at 1-800-287-SURF.

Greyhound Rock Beach 
Park that includes coastal access, fishing, tidal pools, picnics and nature trails.
(831) 454-7956

Main Beach/Cowell Beach
Santa Cruz beach famous for volleyball, swimming and surfing.
Beach Street • Santa Cruz, CA • (831) 420-6015

Moran Lake Park
9.2 acre park with beach access, surfing, fishing and picnic spots.
2700 East Cliff Drive • Santa Cruz, CA • (831) 454-7956

Mountain Biking
Go mountain biking in Nisene Marks State Park or Wilder Ranch State park.

Rock Climbing
Great climbing in Castle Rock State Park. Weather not so great? Check out the Pacific Edge Climbing Gym.

There are a wide selection of Santa Cruz golf courses including the De Laveage Golf Course and the Seascape Golf Coure. Read more about Santa Cruz golf.

De Laveage Golf
Pasatiempo Golf Club was designed by Alister MacKenzie and is a semi-private golf club.
Casserly Par 3 is a 9 hole par 3 golf course in Watsonvillage, California.
Seascape Golf Course is located in the coastal highlands of Monterey Peninsula.

Things to see in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is home to many attractions from museums to downtown. Be sure to check them out during your Santa Cruz vacation .

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Mini golf, games, food, shopping, bowling – you can find it all on the boardwalk.
400 Beach Street • Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 423-2338

Santa Cruz County Symphony
Check out the symphony during your Santa Cruz vacation.
307 Church Street • Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 462-0553 xt.11

The Crafter’s Studio
Three and four hour workshops in 30 different crafts. Something for everyone.
504 Front Street • Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 421-9605

Downtown Santa Cruz
You’ll find a lot to do in downtown Santa Cruz. From restaurants, to shopping to several music venues and movie theaters.

Santa Cruz Wineries
Tour Santa Cruz wineries and sample their fare.

Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
Located in the Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse, the museum follows the history of surfing, specifically in the Santa Cruz area. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
701 West Cliff Drive • Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 420-6289