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Looking for top attractions in Santa Cruz around the Motel Santa Cruz, but not sure where to start? From San Lorenzo Park to Wilder Ranch State Park that make this property preferred choice for guest visiting these attractions.

Discover the best sights and activities close to Motel Santa Cruz with this top attractions list!

San Lorenzo Park

Located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz, San Lorenzo Park is a beautiful oasis in the midst of bustling city streets. The park was a public square to serve as a gathering place for residents and visitors alike. Over the years, the park has been transformed into an interesting mix of traditional and modern amenities, which include a basketball court, playground, public gardens, and picnic areas.

During the summer months, San Lorenzo Park is home to many events and activities, including free concerts and movies under the stars. The park is also a popular spot for locals and visitors to enjoy a morning jog or walk. In addition to its wonderful recreational facilities, San Lorenzo Park is also an important historical site. It was here that local residents gathered to protest against Chinese immigration in 1879, and it was also the site of key protests against nuclear weapons testing in the 1960s.

0.25 miles away

Ocean View Park

Ocean View Park is a public park located in the city of Santa Cruz, California. The park is situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and has expansive views of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to the south and the Santa Cruz Mountains to the east. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including several varieties of shorebirds, which can be seen perched atop birdhouses located throughout the park. The park also contains an extensive hiking and biking trail system, as well as a playground and picnic area.

0.34 miles away

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History Museum is located in Santa Cruz, California. The museum's collection features over 38,000 objects, including paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings from the 16th century to the present day. The museum also has a large collection of works on paper, which includes manuscripts, prints and drawings. The museum also has a large collection of architecture and design, which includes furniture, textiles, metals and glass.

0.42 miles away

Holiday lights train Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz's Holiday Lights Train is a popular tourist attraction in Santa Cruz, California. The train runs throughout the city during the annual Christmas season, featuring over one million lights and eight rides. The train starts at the pier and travels around the city, stopping at various points including Scotts Valley, Capitola, and downtown Santa Cruz. There is also a fire engine and ice cream truck available for purchase on the train.

0.60 miles away

Giant Dipper

The Giant Dipper Santa Cruz is a park located in Santa Cruz, California. The park consists of a wooden roller coaster called the Giant Dipper, which was formerly located at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. The Giant Dipper Santa Cruz opened on May 17, 1924.

0.62 miles away

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center at Santa Cruz offers visitors a chance to explore the bay, its marine life, and its history. The center has exhibits on the ecology of Monterey Bay, conservation of marine resources, and human impact on the environment. It is also home to a gallery with paintings and artifacts illustrating the history of the bay.

0.78 miles away

Santa Cruz Wharf

If you're looking for a fun and interesting way to spend a day in Santa Cruz, consider taking a tour of the Santa Cruz Wharf. The wharf is home to a variety of shops and restaurants, making it an ideal place to spend some time on your holiday vacation.

If you're looking for something to do while in town, the wharf is a great option. You can walk around and take in the sights and sounds of this lively city center, or grab something to eat and enjoy a bit of entertainment.

1.11 miles away

Lighthouse Field State Beach

Located on the bluffs overlooking Santa Cruz Harbor, Lighthouse Field State Beach is a great spot for a day of swimming, sunbathing, and bird-watching. The beach is also great for fishing, as there are plenty of bass and kelp beds to explore. The sand is clean and the water is cool, making it ideal for families. The only downside to this beach is that it can get crowded in the summer months.

1.50 miles away

The Mystery Spot

The Mystery Spot Santa Cruz is a hidden gem in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Located just outside of Santa Cruz, this park offers visitors an opportunity to explore a series of mysterious and supernatural-themed caves. The caves were originally used as a hiding place by the Chumash people, who believed that the caves were connected to an underworld that was full of monsters. Today, visitors can explore dark tunnels and eerie chambers, all while listening to the sound of flowing water.

The Mystery Spot Santa Cruz is definitely worth a trip if you're looking for a unique adventure.

3.13 miles away

Wilder Ranch State Park

Wilder Ranch State Park is a California state park located in the Santa Susana Mountains, east of Simi Valley. The state park encompasses 7,000 acres of wildflower-filled meadows, oak woodlands, and steep canyons. The park features a visitors center with exhibits on the history of ranching in the area and on the ecology of the park. There are several short trails that lead through the park to spectacular views. Facilities include a campground, picnic areas, and a visitor center.

3.71 miles away

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