Santa Cruz Travel Guide
Articles about Santa Cruz
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
Start your day with “Mike’s Mess”—a mountain of eggs scrambled with potatoes, mushrooms, and bacon, topped with cheese and sour cream—at this local favorite. Kids, however, opt for the sourdough pancakes.
Things to do in Santa Cruz
Along with a sparkling strand and a gently honky-tonk wharf, Santa Cruz has a boardwalk graced with the Giant Dipper—one of the oldest wooden roller coasters in the country.