Come Cruz on
Your Beach Vacation

Welcome to Santa Cruz, Your Next Beach vacation!

Santa Cruz is a great location for the savvy traveler. Close the the Bay Area, a Santa Cruz vacation allows you to enjoy miles of sunny beaches nearby, with prime surfing, dramatic cliffs, and sandy shores. Its no secret that Santa Cruz is famous for beaches in northern California, and we have a list of all the best beaches near Santa Cruz!


Beaches, Attractions,
& Local Entertainment

A Santa Cruz vacation can be a closeby and affordable vacation, if you know where to look for the best places and deals. A rich night life scene and the nearby natural reserves of the Santa Cruz mountains will fill your vaction with tons of fun activities that are all very close to downtown Santa Cruz!

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Things to Do
Around Santa Cruz

Beach Vacation

It's Always Been a Sunny Destination

Going back to the late 1800's, Santa Cruz has historically always been a beach getaway destination for northern California. The sunny beaches, gorgeous surrounding mountains brought passengers by the "Suntan Special" train from San Jose and beyond. Visit preserved historical sites that details the rich history of Santa Cruz vacations.

The Sun Tan Special attracted a large crowd in 1941. (Boardwalk archives)

(images: Santa Cruz Boardwalk Archives)

Nearby Getaway Rentals with Ocean Views

Many local rentals and resorts offer tons of popular accomodation packages for romantic retreats, corporate getaways, and family vacations. Feeling at home in a completely furnished home with a "million dollar view" while taking your time to enjoy the beautiful coastal destinations is all within an affordable budget.

There are rentals that come many styles, from rentals with spawling decks equipped to house multiple families, to tiny coastside cottages for small romantic weekend retreats, Santa Cruz vacation rentals has all types of accomidations to fit your needs. Online booking is easy and convinient!



Let us help you find the perfect rental for your Santa Cruz beach vacation!


Info on rentals, dining, activities & inside info about Santa Cruz!

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