Things to Do in Santa Cruz
Family Fun Adventures - Santa Cruz County Has It All!
Whatever pursuit you prefer, Santa Cruz offers uniquely diverse and exciting opportunities for recreation, relaxation and fun. Experience the our coastal beaches, stroll along trails of one of our many State Parks, or experience our lush Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Growing Region. There are always more things to do in Santa Cruz County.
Enjoy boutique shopping in Downtown Santa Cruz, on Pacific Avenue, or try Capitola Village for a quaint seaside shopping experience. Immerse yourself in local and marine culture at the Museum of Art History, Natural History Museum of Santa Cruz, or the UCSC Seymour Discovery Center.
You can't beat Roaring Camp Railroads or the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for family fun. Travel further to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium and National Marine Sanctuary. This trip to Monterey is worth the day trip and just a quick 45 minute drive.
Whether visiting University of Santa Cruz, strolling downtown galleries on Pacific Avenue, taking in a FREE Friday Night Concert at the Beach, or just getting outside to enjoy the vast natural beauty of Santa Cruz's parks and trails, you'll find plenty of things to do in Santa Cruz and everything you need to embrace the best of life's pleasures.