Santa Cruz Attractions



Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA

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Chaikhana Tea Culture

317 Cedar Street

Learn the secrets to brewing the perfect cup of tea... read more

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Roaring Camp Railroad

5355 Graham Hill Road

Take a ride on a 19th century steam engine through towering redwood trees... read more

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Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park

144 School Street

The site of California's 12th mission oozes with history and expansive views of Santa Cruz... read more

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Main Beach

Santa Cruz Beach

Beach adjacent to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk...
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Seabright Beach

East Cliff Dr at Seabright Ave

Expansive beach featuring a light house... read more

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Stagnaro Sport Fishing, Charters & Whale Watching Cruises

32 Municipal Wharf

Fish, sight see, and soak up the sea during a trip on the Stagnaro family's boat, Velocity... read more

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Adventure Sports Unlimited

303 Potrero St # 15

Learn to SCUBA dive with this premier water sports business... read more

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Pacific Yachting and Sailing

790 Mariner Park Way

Learn to sail with experienced instructors on the Monterey Bay... read more

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Garden of Eden

A hidden swimming spot in the Santa Cruz Mountains... read more

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Big Basin Redwoods State Park

21600 Big Basin Way

Beautiful trails to hike and explore, including resplendent waterfalls... read more

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Club Ed International Surf School & Camps

101 Beach Street

Learn to surf with the best surf school in Santa Cruz by Good Times newspaper... read more

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DeLaveaga Golf and Lodge

401 Upper Park Road

Disc golf and golf at a hidden gem of a course...
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Pasatiempo Golf Club

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20 Clubhouse Road

Rated among the best courses in the world... read more

Mystery Spot

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465 Mystery Spot Road

House of illusions... read more

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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400 Beach Street
(at the corner of Cliff Street)

Seaside amusement park... read more

Gabriella Café

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910 Cedar St.

Inspired, ingenious, involved, incomparable...
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Wilder Ranch State Park

1401 Coast Rd

A great place to go for a walk in the woods but better known for its excellent mountain biking trails... read more

Santa Cruz Stand Up Paddle Board Company

Learn to Stand Up Paddle board with one of the best instructors in Santa Cruz... read more

Logos Books & Records

1117 Pacific Avenue

Pre-owned books and records at discount prices...
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The Best of NileGuide
There’s never a reason to be bored in Santa Cruz. There are just too many things to do. Start with the must-see attractions, move to the big sights and fine museums, check out some tours, dig in to some outdoor activities, and work your way down to the between-the-cracks, off-the-beaten-path gems. Just leave some time to catch your breath.

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