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Select from 273 homes, 26 cottages, and other vacation rentals in Santa Cruz to find one that's perfect for your trip. Whether you're traveling with a group or just with your pet, vacation rentals have the amenities you expect for your stay, which might include WiFi and a washer and dryer. No matter what you're looking for, you'll be sure to find a rental that has what everyone needs, including a place that's non-smoking or offers accessibility.

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Explore the beachside setting in Santa Cruz

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Santa Cruz. This walkable city is known for its beaches, sporting events and seaside. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay are just a couple of the must-sees. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities and attractions in Santa Cruz

Do you want to find attractions to visit in the area? Travelers enjoy fun activities like surfing, camping and biking. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Santa Cruz has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Pasatiempo Golf Course (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Roaring Camp Railroads (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Zip Line (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Seascape Golf Club (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Mount Madonna Center (15.9 mi / 25.5 km)

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Santa Cruz

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Santa Cruz is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monterey Bay (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • Main Beach (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Seabright Beach (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Twin Lakes State Beach (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)

Seasonal weather in Santa Cruz

Travelers speak highly of Santa Cruz for its surfing. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, September, August, July and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 67°F.

Transportation to and around Santa Cruz

The nearest airport is in Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), located 13.4 mi (21.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC), which is 27.6 mi (44.3 km) away.

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