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Santa Cruz Vacations

Pack those stellar shades. We have Santa Cruz vacation deals for you!

If there’s one thing you should spend in this busy world, it’s your vacation days. We know it’s easy to hang onto them, but Hotwire votes for putting them to use. It’s time to let an adventure lead you away from the daily grind. Stock up on what really matters on your trip to Santa Cruz – great memories and a tall tale or two.

Hotwire can help you find your travel bliss with Santa Cruz vacation packages. Bundling your hotel, car and flight means more unexpected fun with the money you saved. We’ll cover the bases; now it’s time for you to get up and go!

Pack everything you want – then take half of it out

We mean it. It’s far too easy to over-pack. We recommend picking your essentials and washing them along the way. Then you’ll have room for that goofy souvenir you know you want – or for some new outfits from that cute boutique you discover.

Bring comfortable walking shoes on your trip to Santa Cruz

No one should have to endure walking tours in dress shoes or high heels. No one.

Bring photocopies of your passport or license

You flew home from a great Santa Cruz vacation but your most important documents stayed behind. We’ve heard that story before and recommend keeping an extra copy on hand – just in case. Hey, at least it wasn’t a family member.

Don’t underestimate the power of earplugs

Among crying babies, rowdy crowds and honking horns, take our word for it. One pair can save you from the zombie-like state of a sleepless night.

Always carry some cash

You’ll be ready for anything from an evil ATM to lost credit cards. Holding a little extra cash in your wallet and carry-on means you can breathe easy if anything unexpected pops up.

Explore like a local

Guidebooks and maps are great for getting an overview of the place, but to really dig in, go where the locals go. Pick up a newspaper or city magazine to see what restaurants and neighborhoods are hot. Check events listings and go see a band or attend a street festival. Or ask your friends for recommendations. You’d be surprised who in your circle knows Santa Cruz well.

Top Hotel Deals

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Hyatt Place Santa Cruz

Hyatt Place Santa Cruz

407 Broadway, Santa Cruz
    3.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Art & History and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Main Beach and Santa Cruz Surfing ...

    Hyatt Place Santa Cruz$142

    Hyatt Place Santa Cruz$142
    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz

    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz

    1410 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz
      2.5 out of 5.0
       
       

      Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Town Clock, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is 2.5 ...

      Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz$99

      Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz$99
      Best Western Seacliff Inn

      Best Western Seacliff Inn

      7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos
        3.0 out of 5.0
         
         

        Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Aptos History Museum, Seacliff State Beach, and Rio Del Mar Beach. Cabrillo College and New Brighton ...

        Best Western Seacliff Inn$156

        Best Western Seacliff Inn$156
        Salt Air Lodge

        Salt Air Lodge

        510 Leibrandt Ave, Santa Cruz
          2.5 out of 5.0
           
           

          Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Surfing Museum and Natural Bridges ...

          Salt Air Lodge$75

          Salt Air Lodge$75
          Hotel Solares

          Hotel Solares

          600 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz
            2.5 out of 5.0
             
             

            Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pacific Garden Mall and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Main Beach and Santa Cruz Surfing ...

            Hotel Solares$85

            Hotel Solares$85
            Casablanca On The Beach

            Casablanca On The Beach

            101 Main St, Santa Cruz
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               

              Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this romantic hotel is steps from Santa Cruz Wharf and Main Beach. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum are ...

              Casablanca On The Beach$169

              Casablanca On The Beach$169
              Best Western Plus Inn Scotts Valley

              Best Western Plus Inn Scotts Valley

              6020 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley
                2.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Situated in Scotts Valley, this motel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Valley Gardens Golf Course and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mystery Spot and Felton Covered Bridge Park. ...

                Best Western Plus Inn Scotts Valley$98

                Best Western Plus Inn Scotts Valley$98
                Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

                Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection

                611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Main Beach. Santa Cruz ...

                  Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection$138

                  Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection$138
                  Best Western Plus All Suites Inn

                  Best Western Plus All Suites Inn

                  500 Ocean St, Santa Cruz
                    2.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     

                    This downtown Santa Cruz hotel is located 1 mile from the Santa Cruz Wharf and Boardwalk, and 2 miles from The Mystery Spot.

                    Best Western Plus All Suites Inn$101

                    Best Western Plus All Suites Inn$101
                    Continental Inn

                    Continental Inn

                    414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz
                      2.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       

                      Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Art & History and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Main Beach and Santa Cruz Surfing ...

                      Continental Inn$94

                      Continental Inn$94

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