Best time to visit Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz, CA

7 THINGS TO DO IN SANTA CRUZ, CA (JULY 06 - JULY 16)

Lick Observatory

Lick Observatory

June–September • activity

Visit the first permanent mountain top observatory in the world

Cycling

Cycling

April–October • activity

Picturesque scenery, varied terrain, and gentle weather conditions attract cyclists to the Golden State

Surfing

Surfing

October–March (all year round) • activity

Amazing swells, great weather conditions, and various opportunities on dozens of ideal surfing beaches are waiting for you in the Golden State

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

March–October • activity

Nothing can beat the Windy City in terms of wind sports

Shark Fin Cove

Shark Fin Cove

all year round • nature

A great sunset spot and one of the best beaches in California

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

mid-December–mid-April (all year) • nature

From North to South, California observes the giant marine creatures migration every year

Kiteboarding

Kiteboarding

April–August • activity

Just choose the right season and the right spot to enjoy your favourite water activity in the Sunny State

13 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterflies

mid-November–mid-March • nature

Tens of thousands of North American monarchs head to California for their honeymoon, and wedding night falls on Valentine's Day

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival

October 17–18, 2020 • event

The size of those pumpkins will blow your mind

Calla Lily Valley

Calla Lily Valley

mid-February–mid-April • nature

One of the most scenic coastal areas in Big Sur

Ice Plant Bloom

Ice Plant Bloom

May • nature

One of Pacific Grove's most prominent sights

Surfing

Surfing

September–May • activity

Autumn soft offshore breezes create perfect consitions for surfing

Big Sur Road Trip

Big Sur Road Trip

March–May | September–March • activity

Beautiful coastline, amazing forests, and gorgeous mountains—Big Sur has it all

Oyster Season

Oyster Season

September–April • food

Oysters are consumed in San Francisco and other cities on the California's coast in accordance with “R” myth that determines the oyster season

Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey Jazz Festival

September 25–27, 2020 • event

Top names of jazz gather together in one place to share their talent among real fans. Don't miss one of the greatest jazz events in the world!

Elephant Seals

Elephant Seals

December–March • nature

These seals with elephant noses roam the ocean searching for food, and go ashore to breed and molt

Monkey Puzzle Seeds

Monkey Puzzle Seeds

September–October • food

Soft starchy seeds have been feeding humans, rodents and birds since Jurassic Period

Fuyu Persimmons

Fuyu Persimmons

October–November • food

Latins called Fuyu persimmon “the fruit of the gods”

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy Garlic Festival

July 23–25, 2021 • event

A three-day celebration of garlic and other delicious foods

4th of July in Santa Cruz

4th of July in Santa Cruz

July 04 • event

How about celebrating Independence Day in Santa Cruz style?

Last updated: