Santa Cruz Vacation Rentals (42 properties)
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About Santa Cruz
Situated on the northern edge of Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz has hundreds of attractions, such as the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, the Mystery Spot, and more. Visitors can watch surfers from around the globe participating in the annual surfing event at Steamer's Lane by morning, and visit the shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues along its historic Pacific Avenue by afternoon and evening. Santa Cruz is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts who participate in a variety of water sports and activities, including swimming, sailing, paddling, diving, hiking, mountain biking, and more. To spend a vacation in this world famous, picturesque, and welcoming area, book one of the Santa Cruz condo rentals. You may never want to leave!
One of the most well-known landmarks in the area is the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, an oceanfront amusement park established in 1907. The boardwalk hosts numerous facilities and events, such as a casino arcade, miniature golf, Neptune's Kingdom, the Giant Dipper roller coaster, games, food, and shopping, all overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You could ride an old steam locomotive from Roaring Camp Railroad in Felton CA, through the Redwood forest, through Santa Cruz, to the Boardwalk. You could then spend hours on rides, at the beach, the many restaurants on the Wharf, and return on the train in the afternoon. The city is also replete with places of historic significance, notably the Glen Canyon Covered Bridge, the Octagon Building, Lime Kiln State Park, the Veterans Memorial Building, and the Allan Brown Site. The Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History has superb collections of artifacts, including archaeological evidence of the region's natural history. Other places of tourist interest include the Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse, Wilder Ranch State Park, Natural Bridges State Park, and more. Each of these locations can be easily accessed from Santa Cruz cottage rentals.
Just 30 minutes south of Santa Cruz, the beautiful city of Monterey-- home of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and famous author John Steinbeck-- also attracts travelers from around the world. Reserve one of the Monterey vacation rentals as your base to explore the outstanding beauty that this city holds, or venture south to Carmel by the Sea.
'Shakespeare Santa Cruz' is a much awaited event during the summer months. It presents plays from Shakespeare's brilliant collection, in addition to other interesting plays. Other events that draw visitors include the Santa Cruz Art, Wine and Jazz Festival, the Santa Cruz Film Festival, and the Santa Cruz County Fair. The city is also known for its fine dining and shopping. The area boasts interesting venues for all tastes, and any age group. You will find an array of Thai, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, American, Indian, other culinary delights in the numerous local restaurants, with options for all budgets. The Santa Cruz beach house rentals are an ideal accommodation location, close to shopping, restaurants, and fun for all ages.
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