Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Travel Guide

Articles about Santa Cruz

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Make the most of your summer weekends with these quick beach escapes.

By Deb Hopewell

Visit these thriving college towns for a crash course in live music, craft beer, art, and history.

By Katrina Brown Hunt

With boardwalk rides, historic mansions, and homemade fudge, the best seaside towns offer charms that stretch beyond the sand.

By Katrina Brown Hunt

A hotel on the sand is bliss—and even more so when it’s a steal.

By Travelandleisure.com Staff
By Lyndsey Matthews

These uncrowded and unpretentious beach towns, from Florida to Hawaii, promise fun that's (could it be?) actually affordable.

Restaurants in Santa Cruz

For dinner, head to the nearby Asador del Valle, a rustic restaurant where three chef brothers roast Patagonia lamb whole on the spit.