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.
790 Mariner Park Way Santa Cruz CA 95062
(831) 423-1213 Book A Charter
Excursions aboard the Chardonnay II are perfect for any age group and fun for everyone from seasoned sailors to first-time adventures.
Elkhorn Slough Safari
8022 Moss Landing Rd Moss Landing CA 95039
The Elkhorn Slough is home to the world's largest population of Southern Sea Otters, and from the comfort of our stable, 27' pontoon boat, you can see…
5355 Graham Hill Rd Felton CA 95018
Learn about California's own rain forest, the coastal redwoods, during this train ride through the woods.
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 McAllister Way Santa Cruz CA 95060
(831) 459-3800 Visit today!
Seymour Marine Discovery Center at the Long Marine Laboratory is a world-class experience for all visitors to the Santa Cruz and Monterey area.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach St Santa Cruz CA 95060
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk = Warm Sand, Cool Surf, Hot Rides and Free Entertainment - The classic California experience!
Mount Hermon Adventures
17 Conference Drive Felton CA 95018
(831) 430-4357 Book Now
Mount Hermon Adventures is home to the world-famous Redwood Canopy Tours zip line tour, Sequoia Aerial Adventure course, Team Building programs and mo…
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