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Where to stay in Downtown Santa Cruz

What's Downtown Santa Cruz Like?

In Downtown Santa Cruz, you can easily get to the beach or simply check out the coffeehouses. You'll find a selection of restaurants in the neighborhood. Take in some culture at Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History and Museum of Art & History. There's plenty more to see, including Pacific Avenue and Pacific Garden Mall.

Where are the Best Places to Stay in Downtown Santa Cruz?

Listed below is our travelers' top lodging choice in Downtown Santa Cruz:

Pacific Blue Inn

Comfortable guestrooms with fireplaces, comfy beds
  • • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • Terrace • Walkable location

How to Get to Downtown Santa Cruz

Downtown Santa Cruz is located 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from the heart of Santa Cruz.

Flying to:

  • • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), 27.9 mi (44.9 km) from Downtown Santa Cruz
  • • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), 13.4 mi (21.6 km) from Downtown Santa Cruz
  • • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), 28 mi (45.1 km) from Downtown Santa Cruz

Things to See and Do in and around Downtown Santa Cruz

Things to See near Downtown Santa Cruz:

  • • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (0.7 mi/1.2 km away)
  • • Main Beach (0.8 mi/1.3 km away)
  • • Natural Bridges State Park (2.4 mi/3.8 km away)
  • • University of California Santa Cruz (2.4 mi/3.9 km away)
  • • Mystery Spot (3.3 mi/5.3 km away)

Things to Do in Downtown Santa Cruz

  • • Pacific Avenue
  • • Pacific Garden Mall
  • • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
  • • Museum of Art & History

When Is the Best Time to Visit Santa Cruz?

  • • Hottest months: September, August, July, June (average 76°F)
  • • Coldest months: December, January, February, November (average 42°F)
  • • Rainiest months: January, February, December, March (average 5.71 inches of rainfall)

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