Explore the Outdoors in Santa Cruz, California

July 15, 2018
Category: Things To Do in Santa Cruz CA

Santa Cruz, California is a beautiful coastal city that is known for being an artistic spectacle. The entire area is noted for its beauty and awe, and much of what makes Santa Cruz such a fantastic place to vacation are its outdoor attractions. With a whole coastline of scenery to choose from it can be difficult to decide where to go first. Listed below are a few outdoor attractions that Santa Cruz has to offer, and that you’re bound to love.

About Santa Cruz, California
The Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is a state park located in the Santa Cruz mountains and is best known for featuring a 40-acre grove of redwood trees. These trees can reach up to 380-feet in height, and are among the tallest living things on earth. These trees are native to the Santa Cruz mountains. The Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park also offers a visitor center and a nature store, so that your visit there is as pleasant as it possibly can be. This park is open from sunrise to sunset, and parking is $10 per vehicle.

But what is a vacation to the ocean without a visit to the beach? The Santa Cruz Harbor Beach is a popular beach to visit for those searching for a fun time. Fit with volleyball courts, and located within the vicinity of several shops and restaurants, this beach makes a great place to spend some time under the summer sun. Open daily; the Santa Cruz Harbor Beach is an excellent place to go swimming, sunbathing, or even just to enjoy the scenery of Santa Cruz, California.

The Roaring Camp Railroads are another fantastic outdoor attraction to visit while in the area. This narrow-gauge tourist railroad traverses through a redwood forest for three miles, trekking up near to the top of Bear Mountain. The railroad at Roaring Camp was the first railroad built in the area and has been in operation since 1875. Tickets are $29 per person, and there are a variety of trains available to ride. More information on the different trains available can be found here.

The Mission Inn and Suites is a hotel that is located nearby all of these outdoor attractions. Offering impressive guest amenities and friendly staffing, the Mission Inn and Suites is the ideal place to stay while in Santa Cruz, California.

Stay at Mission Inn and Suites
While exploring the city of Santa Cruz, enjoy your stay at the Mission Inn and Suites. With all of these attractions located conveniently within the area of the hotel, the Mission Inn and Suites offers the best rates when you book directly at: www.missioninnsantacruz.com.