All Attractions in Santa Cruz

Buffeted by the Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz attractions offer a variety of activities for the entire family. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Monterey Bay Aquarium and The Mystery Spot have long drawn tourists and residents alike.

Home to the Santa Cruz Warriors, the city hosts basketball games at the downtown stadium every season starting in November. The Seymour Marine Discovery Center and Sanctuary Exploration Center near the Santa Cruz Wharf offers a window into the local marine environment.

Local museums, including the Santa Cruz MAH and Natural History Museum offer interactive exhibits and special events to engage and inspire visitors of all ages. The county also hosts a series of summer fairs and festivals, including the Santa Cruz County Fair in the Fall and activities during the Christmas season.

The beachside community of Capitola-by-the-Sea, historic Aptos and Watsonville also offers a wealth of family-friendly attractions and amusements.

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400 Beach St Santa Cruz CA 95060
(831) 423-5590
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk = Warm Sand, Cool Surf, Hot Rides and Free Entertainment - The classic California experience!
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413 Lake Ave., #3 Santa Cruz CA 95062
(831) 479-1121
Kayak Connection is your Sea Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddling resource for the Monterey Bay.  We have two locations in Santa Cruz and in Moss Landing at the Elkhorn Slough where we have multiple tours available for local adventures.
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21 Municipal Wharf Santa Cruz CA 95060
(831) 420-6025
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790 Mariner Park Way Santa Cruz CA 95062
(831) 423-1213
Excursions aboard the Chardonnay II are perfect for any age group and fun for everyone from seasoned sailors to first-time adventures.
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17 Conference Drive Felton CA 95018
(831) 430-4357
Mount Hermon Adventures is home to the world-famous Redwood Canopy Tours zip line tour, Sequoia Aerial Adventure course, Team Building programs and more!
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100 McAllister Way Santa Cruz CA 95060
(831) 459-3800
Seymour Marine Discovery Center at the Long Marine Laboratory is a world-class experience for all visitors to the Santa Cruz and Monterey area.
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5355 Graham Hill Rd Felton CA 95018
(831) 335-4484
Learn about California's own rain forest, the coastal redwoods, during this train ride through the woods.
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1205 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz CA 95062
(831) 423-8209
Some of the best acts to hit town play the stage of the Rio, a gracious theater built in 1946 to house a new 3-D Cyclorama movie screen.
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1520 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz CA 95060
(831) 423-0900
Bookshop Santa Cruz is a large, general independent bookstore located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz, California since 1966.

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