3 days in Santa Cruz Itinerary

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Santa Cruz — 2 nights

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Cruz: Asilomar State Beach (in Pacific Grove) and Monterey (Monterey Bay Aquarium & 17-Mile Drive). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, cruise along West Cliff Drive, and find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz tour itinerary maker app.

Los Angeles to Santa Cruz is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect Santa Cruz to be a bit cooler, temps between 78°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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