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    UCSC

    1156 High St, Santa Cruz, California
    Ranked #27 overall in Santa Cruz things to do
    Distance: 0.2 mi
    5
    3 reviews

    Our wonderful City on a Hill, the University of California at Santa Cruz!

  • 2

    Lick Observatory

    Mount Hamilton Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
    Ranked #23 overall in Santa Cruz things to do
    Distance: 0.5 mi
    4
    5 reviews

    Amazing road climbing 130 to Lick Observatory, especially fun on motorcycle

  • 3

    Oakes College

    1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, United States
    Ranked #31 overall in Santa Cruz things to do
    Distance: 0.4 mi
    5
    1 review
    Popular withWellnessLocalStudents
  • 4

    Bay Tree Bookstore

    1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1099, United States
    Ranked #91 overall in Santa Cruz things to do
    Distance: 0.7 mi
    0
  • 5

    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

    400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Ranked #1 overall in Santa Cruz things to do
    Distance: 3.3 mi
    4
    112 reviews

    The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is full of fun, with roller coaster rides, arcades, adult and children activities, and the beach. You can spend all day having fun with the...

    Popular withFamiliesLocalBudget
  • 6

    Mystery Spot

    465 Mystery Spot Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95065-9658
    Ranked #5 overall in Santa Cruz things to do
    Distance: 3.8 mi
    4
    38 reviews

    Worth the short drive in to the local hills. The tour is professional. Typical "exit through the gift shop" scheme. Still, not expensive and popular. Book online so you don't...

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  • 7

    Natural Bridges State Beach

    2531 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
    Ranked #2 overall in Santa Cruz things to do
    Distance: 3.1 mi
    4.5
    50 reviews

    Temporary home of the Monarch Butterflies during the winter months.

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  • 8

    Santa cruz surfing Museum

    701 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA
    Ranked #9 overall in Santa Cruz things to do
    Distance: 3.7 mi
    4.5
    19 reviews

    Enjoy the museum and if you have a dog, be sure to have a sniff around in the field across the street from the museum. Great place for dogs to...

    Popular withFamiliesHistoryBudget
  • 9

    Seabright State Beach

    Twin Lakes State Beach, East Cliff Dr at Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, California
    Ranked #10 overall in Santa Cruz things to do
    Distance: 3.8 mi
    4.5
    15 reviews

    YES, exactly what walter p said.. Though my recollection is kind of hazy of that entire weekend with the crew i'm pretty sure I had a great time. Nothing like...

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  • 10

    Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center

    35 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Ranked #17 overall in Santa Cruz things to do
    Distance: 3.2 mi
    4.5
    7 reviews

    This is right down the hill from your home. Fun and free for all ages!

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