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Without a doubt, Santa Cruz’s greatest attraction is the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, a large amusement park perfect for your family holiday. But Santa Cruz has a lot more to offer. Santa Cruz California Hotels has prepared for you a list of attractions which may tempt you.

 

Arboretum at UCSC

1156 High Street, Santa Cruz

831.427.2998

Relax in this splendid public garden and admire the lovely plant collections from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, open for visitors daily between 9 am and 5 pm.

 

Artisans Gallery

1368 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

831.423.8183

Art lovers are invited to the Artisans Gallery, featuring the works of local artists. Open Sunday through Thursday, from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm and Friday and Saturday from 10:30 am to 8 pm.

 

Bonny Doon Vineyard Cellar Door

328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz

888.819.6789

If you enjoy a glass of fine wine, Santa Cruz California Hotels recommends you to pay a visit to the Bonny Doon Vineyard Cellar Door, open for visitors Monday and Tuesday from noon to 5:30 pm and Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 9 pm.

 

Chardonnay Sailing Charters

790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz Harbor

831.423.1213

Watch the whales and live an amazing experience on board of a luxurious yacht with Chardonnay Sailing Charters, on Monday from 10 am to 2 pm and Tuesday through Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm.

 

Club Ed International Surf School, Camps & Rentals, Inc.

Cowell's Beach

831.464.0177

Santa Cruz is a small paradise for surfers of all ages. Whether you are here to learn how to surf or you are already an expert, Santa Cruz California Hotels advises you to come to Cowell's Beach every day from 8 am to 6 pm, spring through fall. In winter you will need to make an appointment.

 

Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County

2400 Chanticleer Avenue, Suite G, Santa Cruz

831.475.9600

Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm, the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County welcomes you to an Open Studios Art Tour.

 

DeLaveaga Golf Course and Driving Range

401 Upper Park Road, Santa Cruz

831.423.7214

Santa Cruz California Hotels invites all golf players to the DeLaveaga Golf Course and Driving Range, an 18-hole championship golf course which will meet even the highest expectations. Open daily.

 

Kayak Connection

413 Lake Avenue, Santa Cruz

831.479.1121

If you wish to have fun, Kayak Connection is a great choice. You don’t even need experience. Open daily from 9 am and 6 pm in summer and from 10 am to 5 pm in winter.

 

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz

831.426.7433

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk covers a mile of the city’s beach and was voted the World's Best Seaside Amusement Park. Admittance is free.

 

Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab

End of Delaware Avenue on the westside, Santa Cruz

831.459.3800

Seymour Marine Discovery Center presents the largest blue whale skeleton in the world and features large exhibits, a touch tank, an aquarium and the Ocean Discovery Shop.  Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and on Sunday from noon to 5 pm
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