Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National Park

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#109 of 403 in Nature in California
Santa Cruz Island is located in Channel Islands National Park. Put Santa Cruz Island at the forefront of your travel plans using our Channel Islands National Park itinerary planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The main visitor center for the Channel Islands is located in Ventura harbor. On our way to the visitor center, we passed Island Packers, where we would catch our ferry to the islands the next morning...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    It's funny, I guess when you live in Los Angeles like I do, you think of Catalina Island, but when you live in Oxnard or Ventura, you think of the Channel Islands. The Channel Islands just weren't on ...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Didn't even know this place existed - so glad someone recommended it to us. Feels like you're outside of the US but luckily this is one of our country's protected national parks!  more »

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Where to stay in Channel Islands National Park

You can stay inside Channel Islands National Park if you bring your tent and supplies for primitive camping. If you want a roof over your head, you'll be spoiled for choice on the mainland. Oxnard, Ventura, and Carpinteria have plenty of affordable chain hotels, while the accommodations in Santa Barbara tend more toward upscale bed and breakfasts and inns. Places book up in the summer and on holiday weekends, so try to reserve in advance if you visit during these times. Rates also rise during local events and festivals.
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