Santa Cruz Festivals & Events:
Open Studios Art Tour – Weekends during Oct. 2016
Welcome Back Monarchs Day – Oct. 9, 2016 10am – 4pm.
Annual Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza! – Oct. 9, 2016
Santa Cruz Pumpkin Patches—Oct. 2016
Santa Cruz Halloween Celebrations—Oct. 2016
For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Santa Cruz.
Top Santa Cruz Attractions:
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Fun for all ages.
Santa Cruz Campgrounds
Ocean views or Redwoods? Over 27 campgrounds and RV Parks
Santa Cruz Fishing
Fall is fishing and crabbing season in Santa Cruz!
Santa Cruz Surfing
With 11 world-class surf breaks such as Steamer Lane and Pleasure Point, it is easy to understand why the greatest surfers in the world call Santa Cruz home!
Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May
For more information on local attractions, click on the Attractions or Recreational Activities.
The Region’s Fall Advisories:
Rush hour traffic can be extremely challenging – especially along Mission Street and Highway 1 between Santa Cruz and Capitols. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to www.caltrans.com
to learn about road conditions.
Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.
EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.