Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Travel Guide

Articles about Santa Cruz

By Margaret Talbot
The thing you tend to forget when you're planning a road trip with young kids is that they don't like to leave the places they like. Children are natural-born Buddhists—fervent in their devotion to the here and now. Whatever the next roadside attr...
By Kimberley Lovato
See the 10 Great Places to Spend Christmas slideshow. ’Tis the season to start planning your holiday vacation. While this year’s shaky economy will force some to roast their chestnuts and stuff their stockings at home, others are already building...
By Joshua Pramis

Hotels in Santa Cruz

At the waterfront property, 32 of the 33 rooms have ocean views (and a handful have fireplaces, for when the nights get chilly). The restaurant, open for dinner only, looks out on the vast expanse of the Pacific.

Restaurants in Santa Cruz

Hang out on the patio with a burger and microbrew.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Stop by this university laboratory to watch jellyfish, hold starfish, and see the 87-foot-long blue whale skeleton.